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Paul  J.  Christiansen,  Charles  Edison  Fund 
Philip  F.  Dietz,  Westinghouse  Electric  Corporation 
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Cabot  Corporation  Foundation,  Inc. 
Carolina  Power  &  Light  Company 
Consolidated  Edison  Company  of 
New  York,  Inc. 

Consumers  Power  Company 
Coming  Glass  Works  Foundation 
Duke  Power  Company 
Entergy  Corporation  (Middle  South 
Electric  Systems) 

Exxon  Corporation 
Florida  Power  &  Light  Company 
General  Electric  Foundation 
Gould  Inc.  Foundation 
Gulf  States  Utilities  Company 
Idaho  Power  Company 
International  Brotherhood  of  Electrical 

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Mr.  and  Mrs.  Stanley  H.  Katz 
Matsushita  Electric  Industrial  Co.,  Ltd. 
McGraw-Edison  Company 
Minnesota  Power 
New  Jersey  Bell 
New  York  State  Electric  &  Gas 

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Robert  Bosch  GmbH 
Rochester  Gas  and  Electric 

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Transamerica  Delaval  Inc. 
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Wisconsin  Public  Service 


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Letterbook,  LM-211 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  July  1894-Februaiy  1896.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company; 
William  S.  Perry,  secretary  and  treasurer;  John  F.  Randolph,  successor  to 
Perry;  and  John  P.  Walsh,  sales  agent  for  sand.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with 
stock  transactions,  personnel  matters,  property  insurance,  equipment,  supplies, 
and  sand  orders.  There  are  also  letters  describing  operations  at  the  Ogden 
works,  briquette  production,  and  product  performance.  A  ten-page  progress 
report  from  Mallory  to  James  C.  Parrish  (pp.  729-738)  ends  with  a  prediction 
that  "we  will  be  able  to  turn  out  product  at  a  very  considerable  profit,  and  fully 
realize  all  we  have  expected."  Other  letters  pertain  to  tax  assessments,  the 
market  price  of  General  Electric  securities,  and  Edison’s  attempt  to  interest 
German  investors  in  the  company.  One  letter  concerns  a  sprained  ankle 
suffered  by  Edison.  The  spine  is  stamped  "10"  and  is  labeled  "From  July  5, 
1894  To  Aug  24, 1895."  The  book  contains  1002  numbered  pages  and  an  index. 
Approximately  10  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed.  The  letters  near  the 
end  of  the  book  are  written  in  very  faint  green  ink  and  may  be  difficult  to 

July  6,  1894, 

My  dear  Mallory 

Notiiing  doing  here.  Business  at  the  Stock 
Exchange  is  dead.  Are  now  waiting  for  a  settlement  of  the  strike 
at  Chicago.  Your  Governor  out  there  seem3  t o  be  a  daisy. 

We  tried  to  get  you  this  morning  at  11  o'clock  over  the  wire  but 
was  told  by  Dover  that  die  wire  was  down. 

I  wrote  yesterday  to  Hums tone, Sup t  o f  Telegraphs, enclosing 
a  cop;y  of  a  letter  which  vw>  got  from  the  Tel, Co.,  asking  him  vmat 
he  was  going  to  a<o  in  the  matter  as  we  were  paying  .him  rental  for 
tiie  pole  line.  I  will  probably  get  an  answer  fr<om  him  to.-day  oir 
to  -morrow  on  the  subject. 

Requisition  5646,  JuneSOth  from  the  Works  calling  for  Belt 
hooks  was  raoeived/and  this  morning  we  got.  the  enclosed  letter 
fro i  banning  M,  &  Moore  iri  relation  to  it.  Will  you  kindly  see 
why  they  di  d  not  put  on  the  resuislt.ion  the  width  of  the  hooks 
needed?  I  notice  in  orders  we  received  for  belt  hooks  previously 
that  they  always  stated  the  width.  If  you  will  kindly  get  that 
-  -.<t ton  e:  i  s end  G own  to  me  I  will  order  ih.fim.  Also  return  i 

Foundry  Machini 

•  *  asking  us  for 

«|r  four  months 

us  xor  oi|r  four  months  note  wirth 

iA‘'a  Mdea’  d*t“‘  "»•  W*  ......  of 

“r  • *•  -  *-  «.  w 

>'  n0t’  t0“Settle  Wlttl  them  the  Pulleys  had  been  run  and 

*ha*  you  would  let .  us  Know.  They  iff  ^  anxlous  tQ  hw#  tJ- 

n  ote  by  th a  >0th  .  Are. Vou  ~ady  t  o  ^e  4  ora,4  > . /  -  - 




V'o  5  .Hall  or.  y  Kaq  , 

Enclosed  Please  find  our  four  months  note  dated  K 

JU‘K  i0th'°r"Wn  t0  W'dor  of  Seaoiona  Foundry  Company  for 

S1,57S‘33*  WUl  y°U  ktn^'  «0t  Mr. Edison  to  countersign  the  sa 
and  return'?  I  also  bb4  you  a  00py  of  .  lett9r  vhiah  ,  hwe 

just  received  from  the  Acne  Coal  Co,,  of  Philadelphia.  They  h 
been  writing  and  talking  about  gas  slack  coal  for  some  time  and 
80  U  609013  t0  b"  aheap  and  th**  39-v  Jus*  ^  good,,  i  don't  knor 

but  uhat  it  would  be  well  m  ,  i 

well  to  t.rj  a  carload.  Kindly  let 

from  you  on  the  subject. 

for  §5,000  will  be  in 
down  exactly  how  I  wish 

$1,250  to  Danville; 
800  Freight ; 

200  to  Elliott  i 

§800  to  Sessions  Foundry  Co 
450  Royalties  * 

% s  250  to  paying  May  bills  aa  far  i 
ranium  of  the  Tax  Bill  for  ourWorki 

The  assessed  valix 

is  §125.000  and 

v  7TWTJ 


July  26,  1894, 

f*?  Kdlawi>  "<*ld  say  that  several  years 

7  ’AX‘  -,“-  ,U‘'  '  ■  President  or  the  Sussex  County  Iron  Co., 

oi’  What  you  v  n..  .  o 

'P  r  *  1,0  ®et  Assessors  to  put  it  im 

ai°  vaLuatlw»*  Hp«  telling  them  that  wo  owned  it 

**  ftt  th-  ""  tlrM  1  tod  8  tft\*  one  of  the  Assessors  and 
would  save  trouble  to  June  the  Coplay  put  in  on  the  same 
valuation  and  since  1390  neither  the  Coplay  Iron  Co.,  or  ouraelves 
imvo  h.*u  any  tax  bills  for  that  Company  so  it  is  to  be  presume 
that  ■  .  ’  w  Mao  baa  lumped  and  is  included  in  the  $125,000 
Assessment .  these  two  Companies  with  the  Ogden  Co.  are  the 
•l>  t.nrO'„  taat  we  ate  interested  in  up  there, 

1  -note  7/tat  you  say  with  regards  sand  and  trust  you  win 
got  a  chanca  to  toko  the  question  up  with  MrjSdioon  before  long. 
During  the  pact  year  we  have  not  hud  a  good  article  to  sell  but 
could  have  sold  much  more  than  we  have  if  orders  had  been  properly 
attended  to  up  there.  I  settled  with  Sandford  Clark  &  Co.,  tor 
that  car  of  sand  that  Matt  Qonley  loaded  by  giving  them  the  sand. 


they  pay  trip  the  .freight,  and 

beg  to  onolooe  you  tha  bill 


iandi’ord  Clark  & 


and  which  I 

believe  you 

to  have  Conley 




Enclosed  pi  ease  find  three  mileage  book£Jj  t„  Qn  { 
*»nd  one  on  the  D.L.&  W,  each  focr  1,000  miles. 
The  »4*&  W.  and  one  of  the  M.J .central  are  made  out  in  the 
Compen^s  nans;  the  other  Central  is  made  out  to  your 

Your  favors  of  Aug,  3rd.  are  at  h*d.  With  regards 
the  ohm  res  t  o  be  made  against  Sessions  Foundry  co»,  r  bog  to 
advise  you  that  we  charged  them  $01.50  on  your  letters  made  up  , 
Jbllows  :  Your  letter  of  June  ,7th  stated  that  you  h:d  planed  • 
six  12"  magnets  and  that  you  would  hw  other  ctarges  against 
tlienij  the  six  13"  magnets  amounting  to  $7,50, 

Your  letter  of  July  19th  stated  that  you  hai  planed 

ibur  22  magnets  and  49  8"  magnets,  the  bill  amounting  to  $54. 0C 

Poral  $61.50  It  this  is  <■  , 

9  J“  H  WM*  charge. will  you  kindly  let 

“c  know  and  we  will  make  the 


on  dynanoE ,  That  noma  week 8  or  month 

Mr .Gilmore  had  asked  him  for  prices  and  the  Executive  Officers 

Comp  m  y  ■•.ad  told  him  at,  'that  time  to  quote  Mr  .Edison  at 

to  say  that  he 

ion  for  seeing  me 

exactly  cost, 

'igurrss  they  could  give  that  ire  would  get 


i-cond  hand  Edison  -machines 

lew  machine i 

numbers  that  he  has  not  quoted  on 

’lie  diff! 


.)  >-  make  at  the  samo  rate  as  the  ones  he  quoted  to 

Yours  very  truly 



150,000  increase 

ch  eck 


wha  t 


lind  for  dhe  next 



the  c  oilman  t  a 


ost  that  you 

►ted  and  things 

future  time  you 

on  June  i 

id  the  various  small  items  that 

joining  up , 

:h  of  this  month  I  will  need  $3,000. 

1  phoned  C onlay  to-day  in  relation  to  the  suits  whio 

not  been  able  to  get  postponed  -  we  will  have  to 

2d.n esday  morning  Mr. Conley,  Dan  Smith,  T, It. Smith 

Qeo.  Mo.Entoe  arid  Milton  Peck  also  T„K .Smith  is  to  bring  down  his 

pay-roll  bt 


books  he 

call  ed 

during  the 

1  astt  suits  to  produce,  also  the  model  of  the  slot 


t  o  be  ready 

ling.  Mew  all  this  is  subject  to  being  changed  if 

find  out  that  the  case  will  not  be  called 


before  Thursday.'  1  will  telephone'  you  to-morrow  if  there  is  any 

agreed  to  take  your  testimony  and  Mr, 

change.  Tho  lawyer! 


will  have  to  come  down. 


Yours  very 


Uov .  13,  1894, 

reduo ad  to 

sducijd  valuation,  but  at  the  end 

'Speoial  achool 

;173  which  brings  the  bill  up  'to  \vi!thin  §175  of  what  it  was,  last 

analy  §1,118 

Do  yo’u  know  up  there 

ial  school  tax  ii 

t  kindly  lei 

know  and 

the  Corami! 

Smith  telephoned  thi a  morn in»g  that 

Mutual  Insurance  C< 

Board  of  Trade  Bldg, 


bothered  with  them  a^ain 

.!)  ink 

Lukens  lion  &  Steel 

find  a  nov 

kindly  tear 



Ja a.  IX,  189B . 

My  dear  Mallory  5  - 

Enaloaea  pi 0 a 30  find  a  letter  from  Mr.Mc.Kenaiie' 
Shiah  I  reed  to  you  over  the  phone.  1  feel  that  I  have  male  a 
great  mistake  d<ur ilrg  t±a  past  two  years  in  not  finding  Out  about 
your  knowledge  of  the  general  Elaotrio  Go,,  1  might  have  mode- 
some  wo  nay  if  I  know  you  were  in  any  such  posistioju  bo  let  im> 
know  nhat  you  writs  thas  nun  and  fileo>  any  tip  which  jo®  Chink  is 
rod  hot. 

Enclosed  please  find  a  list  of  the  p&Op&e  who  horw 
aooopted  the  notes  so  far.  You  Wilt  that  ihbi  .Pelham 

Hod  Elevating  Co.,  is  one  of  thpi,  I  d<oh,t  fchdhk  the  ft!  are  any 
of  the  others  hut  what  will  do  so.  IStosTt  Vf  thPat  iiaV’&  a^rtJamants. 
with  use  but  wj  have  hardly  hfld  tltfife  -Jrai  Vogfct  fob £ipts  ffeift 
them  wlfth  the  exception  of  'Wood,  but  tffe  hW^QL-^r  dvVi'  gtft  d  Pb6&S&V 
from  him  inside  of  a  mofath* 

Jan.  23,  1895>. 

J .  L .  Smith  E m  . , 

40  West  Broadway, 

Dear  Sir 

Your  favor  of  the  22nd  with  clipping  of  the 'notice  o 
Hathaway's  death  enclosed.  He  was  a  nice  old  fellow  and!  I 
remember  him  with  a  great  deal  of  kindness. 

I  heard  from  Gardner  this  morning.  He  is  now  in  the 
City  of  Mexico.  He  expected  to' have  started  his  parlor  .there 
Saturday  last  and  hopes  to  do  very  well. 

ro  very  t  ruly , 



jsUiett  ?.sq 

a  adelphta, 

taco  that 

Tn  an 3 we r  to  your  favor 

Works  :but  Ur  .’Edison  13 

Mr .Wall or?  is 
there  until  Friday  afternoon  next' 


.■one  Lan 

v nr  of  Pab  ,19th  isa.  at  hand.  In  ,ans*ar  would 
;d\  Mr.P.dison  and  that  you  can  have  the  right  of 
’operty  subject  to  our  surveyor  placing  the  line 
l»st  to  strike  out-  mill,  on  the  sane  conditions 
ntral  nave  them,  namely,  we  allot#  them  to  uae 
subject  to  our  Company. 

sards  the  Hopewell  Pond  water  right  Mr tHdisont 
-  receive  a  proposition  from  you  whan  you  haVe 
•;u  wan >._ba.fpre  deciding  tut  we  are  ready  to 
tao  nab  la  proposition  that  you  would  make, as  at 
need  it  and  may  never. 

You  rs  very  tr  ul y. 

pa tar son 


•  — *  “co"‘u"  HU.*-  Be 

v  *>“  re“"d°  o.,w  ,m  *»««  .«  ««  -  “"at 

„  y<„  tr.4.  -it"  P  ‘  ’  ^  t„«s  ».«  t.  »  »*“  ** 

Hi  3*i»  »<“  lf  theJ  d„  *<»»-  «°  ~  lW 

..,  iU  have  to  ao 
robabilitioB  an  »*  ’ 

which  yew 

!“•  tte  »«>“’ 

--“’and’a  -  atheUslmt.-^». 

^  ■**  a»eh  * -  .  ttt,  ^ ...  « • 

TrtU  i»w»ratawl  »hat  ^Qip“r  .  ^  ^  ^  iojl»t  think  I  °oUll3L 

although  *»*  V,U6  *  **-ma°*  ***  1  d°n’ 

*pi*t  that  *wv  *‘V  '  VJ 

_  .^4  iv  ka  ci^^rtT1  ^  i» 

* ,w  w  „  w  ,ia,  >■»».« «• *”•**  ~ 


tnai say 

a  l-i  on! 

!3tane&s  jeopardize 

wao-k  I  fancy  will  d< 

ci  nrnen; 

the  present  mourn 

ituc  h 

.should,  d 

:  orapa.n  y 


March  12,  139-8 ,  phia,  ?a . 

1  hav.;  just  heard  thi3  morning  from  Mr. Mallory 
n  relation  to  your  inquiry  for  ore.  He  says  that 
issan ointments  *'3  have  be  en  having  for  the  past 
it  ia  best  for  us  not  to  negotiate;  or  state  arty 
131  be  in  the  market  to  sell  ore.  When  wo  are 
glad  to  couinunioate  with  yow.  and  see  what  c  an  bo 

March  14,  1895. 

a vc  just  receive d  a  message  from  Smith  that  you  wi  1 
e  Works  on  Saturday.  I  ha/e  ba  an  figuring  for  the 
days  with  a  Mr  .11  .Livingston  Rogers.  Mr.  Edisom 
reman  bar  him  if  you  speak  to  him  about  it,  as  his 
3ing  him  was  that  he  was  the  best  example  of 
l  he  had  ever  seen,  The  man  himself  is  a  bar's  hxfc 
i  connections  and  a  good  deul  of  moroy  .  lie  is 
ie  Ore  Milling  and  ha  been  for  .the  pa  3t  ten  years 
at  me  to  take  him  up  to  the  Y/or-ks;  and  T  ha/e  agree 
ay.  He  is  to  lot  me  know  to-morrow  whether  he  can 
ease  he  goes  I  will  go  up, but  otherwise  as  you  and 
:>th  away  X  don't  think  I  will  go.  The  two  or  three 
ave  to  draw  tins  month  I  will  take  rap  nmxt  week .  • 
s  just  received  a  letter  from  Elliott  and  he  tolls 
have  t o  jay  ..the  vg rdl c  t a  on  the  Three  cases  tried 
week, -by  Wedn  esday.  3ure .  That  he  can't  tell  me  the 
the  costs  as  yet  wit  that  the  judgments  v/iifch  the 
,t  to  about  $1,385,00  It  may  be  $5. or  510'more  or 
will  hftri  to  be  paid  by  next  Wednesday  X  think  you 
arrangements  to  let  ms  ha/e  a#chmck  on  that  day 
e  is  to  write  me  so  r  can  gpt  the  letter  on  Mondw 
t  amount,  but  as  $1,385  corves  within  $10  of  it  you 
ire  that  amount .  '  .  ' 

3  what  Mr  .Edison  says  about  signing  a  lease-;  for 
ha/e  got  to  answer  them  the  first  pf  noxt  week, as 
g  their  offices  hero  now  quite  freely.  Been*  in 
this  that  we  have  to  have  an  office  in  the  city  of 
ere  for  the  Hew  York  Co.,  and  also  foi’  the  Ore 
t  we  are  really  gsttirg  a  pretty  cheap  rent  fbr 
I  should  only  make  tha  lease',  if  Mr. Edison  is 
3  year.  They  ha/ e  agreed  to  that  instead  of  the  , 
sa  as  we  made  before.  Let  me  hear  from  you, if 

Enclosed  please  find  our  check  for  §47.:|g  for  thw 
anoint  of  your  bill  which  we  had  on  our  January  accounts. 

I  am  also  in  receipt  of  your  letter  to  Mr.Edisom,  Presides; 
of  the  company,  with  copies  of  the  different  let  terra  that  want 
between  you  and  Mr.  Edison.  I  am  very  much  surprised  at  you 
drawing  a  draft  on  Mr, Edison  porsomlly.  We  have  certairiLy  had 
onoygh  busi ness  to  warrant  your  knowing  that  the  office  of  the 

Company  13  in  Haw  York,  and  that  Mr  .Edison  personally  had  noth: 
to  do  with  paying  drafts.  I  will  admit  that  we  are  behind  hanc 
hi  our  payments.  The  account  should  hare  teen  settle  ont 

but  owing  to  certain  circumstances  here  I  have  been  d*  JUS 

any  letter  sent  to  me  here  would  have  been  answered  ant 
explanatihri  1  think  leave  toon  satisfactory  to  you. 

5J  April  3*  1395. 

Your  tela  phono  message  of  th  is  morning  stating 
/on  will  be  shut  dorm  at  the  Works  for  tan  days,  ia  ait  hard  an 
vi.U  corrmunicnte  with  Capt  ,  Rodgers.  and  not  go  up,  I  probcbly 
will-  not  go  up  myself  unless  T  hear  from  you  to  the  contrary.  I  t 
t rust  the  shutting  dovrn  for  ten  days  doa  isn't  mean  that;  you?  Java; 
3truck  any  bad  bug,.  Let  me  hear  from  you  vhat  the  trouble  is. 

I  non  beg  to  enclose  you  memorandum  of  the  money  that 
to  vi.ll  neech  throurfa.  th.ia  month  with  the  exception  of  the  pa.y-rolli 
tfiich  I-did^Tiot  know  as  yet  what  that  will  be.  I  sl-all  wait 
r3,  OOO  for  notes  on  the  17th;  the  balance  we  could  ran  along  anoth 
er  week  or  pay  towards  the  last  of  the  month.  If  we  are  go  ing  tc 
pay  the  men  on  the  20th, kindly  include  the  amount  for  them  in  your 
check  that  you  sand  for  the  notes  on  the  17th. 

I  also  send  you  a  memorandum  of  the  notes  and  open 
aocounts  as  they  appear  on  our  books  on  April  1st  .  To  be  deducto 
from  that  remember  there  is  $4,300  of  no  ter  3  which  I  received  a 
check  for  this  morning  and  $100  for  the  JanuaiV'  accounts.  Both 
these-  items  should  bo  deducted  from  the  total  of  $27,000. 

J  am  in  fjwsipt  or  your  -letter  of  to-day  .  I  note  dial' 
you  say  about  paying  the  men  on  fcho  20th  .  I  shall  eopec  t  fro  to 
you  a  oheck  on  the  17th  for  #3,000  fo  r  notes  due  on  the  18th  plus 
the  pay-roll.  Do  not  forget  that  over  and  above  the  amount  as 
it  appears  on  your  books  that  there  is  $500  to  Mr.Conlay,  $208  for- 
Mr  .Goodfellow  and  §156. 6S  for  Mr, Badger.  Of  course  if  it  is  any 
advantage  to  yom.aend  me  a  check  for  $300  on  the  17th  for  the>  notes 
due  the  18th  and  send  m  a  check  on  the  18th  for  the  pa,y-roll  . 

The  balance  of  the  i 

be  pa  id  lat  er  in 

I  have  receive!  this  morning  a  telephone  naanage  from 
Mr, Grant  stating  that  his  letter  to  t'.r  tHdisoa  was  fjo  ing  of  f  to-day 
so-  you  will  gat  it  on  the  train  to -uiorr-o w  afternoons  On  receipt 
of  it  if-you  will  telephone  me  Monda.y  1  will  notify  Mr.Ouant  that 
J  want  :to  deliver  the  .50  shares  of  stock  to  him  say  on  the  15th  am 
will  iiave  certificate  dra m  and  send  it  up  for  Mr, Hells  oil's  signa- 
tih1?,  and  .you  can  return  it  eo  that  $3,rf00  9f  the.,  amount  wa  vriin 

r;-.~  ill.  at.  hand,  1  rote,  what  you 
zvix:  ?.f,  "  o  Mr.ihvintt  tmd  am  rat  ho  r  sorry  that 
■;a  r  hr?  d\i .  I  think  that"  if  a  man  wants  any 
i:v-  !  ■  ■  <v  to  tail  h. ini  right  cm  th-.e  head 

•>  v;.5  Jihoi.-.U!  I-..VI  have-  had  his  .§5,000  to  go- 
the  ••ioxh  cions;;  that  we  natter 
ic  all  fixed  or  not,  but  Guantt  called  m*  vp 
r. «a  .v.i  to  that  effect  and  I  t  old  him  I  would' 
days  part  of  tho  month  I  would  call  on 

uM  y-v  e  hub  iy  he  the  first  part, 
ay  .vi th  regards  the  money.  I  shall  want 
2*,  050  fo»*  .-x,  tar. ,  8 200  for  Pill  ire  &  Crate  and 
tho  r.  on  the  27-iii  1  atoll  want  $3,000  more  as' 
ht  and  telephone,  office  rent,  Elliott, 
Eebi-uat-y  accounts  and  sundries,  and  if 
■  tns  first  of  May  I  shall  call  on  Mr. Quant 
hi  on  I  think  will  take  care  of  the  notes  due: 

mot'.*..-'. «  ■  t  have  been  particular  in  the: 
od ..being  $225  more-  than  you  say,  03  I  have 
down  to  such  an  extent  that  I  c  mnofc  afltoaKl 
s  even  to  tho  extent  of  *250. 
to  get  you  on  the  phone  this' morn i ng  but 
T  ha-o  seen  Walter  Cutting  3inoa  and  ta 
:ut.  there  and  thatt  the  Direct  ora  pa3s.ed  ell 
\r  .Edison  wanted  .  He  also  tells  ice  that  he 
;  -would  go  op  to  the  Works:  on  the  20th, 

’sn  ail  the  resolutions  that  we  want  there  on 

call  you  -up  on  the  phone:  this  afternoon,  if 
to -morrow  what  I  have  he  ard  lie  re  to-day. 

Yours  very  truly, 

W.S. Mai  lory  "Ean 

Edison  ,  N.C., 

Dear  Sir  : -  ' 

Enclosed  ploase  find  s  tatemont  for  March  Slot,  of  thffi 
H.J.iS:  Penna,  Cone,  Work^s;  also  Ed  sends  you  to-day  the  freight  bill 
for  March,  In  my  estimate  to  yam  of  monoy  wante>d  for  the  seme  I 
estimated  the  freight  as  $750,00  (Freight  &  Telegraph).  Instead  of- 
that  you  will  notice  that  I  will  need  $1,060.00, consequently  will 
you  please  correct  the  amount  of  money  that  I  w.iUI  need  on  thee 
27th  adding  that  different?®  to  the  sane, 

Enel osadi  please  find  the  Inoomt  Tax  return  for  the? 

N.J.cb  Penna.  Cone.  Works.  Will  you  kindly, if  it  is  satisfactory 
ha/e  Mr  .Edison  sign  the  3am®  and  have  i‘t  wit.  rxrss  ed  by  Smith  as 
Notury Public, provided  he  lias  notarial  seal,  and  after  signatures 
have  boen  obtained  send  the  sam*  to  Johnny-  Randolph  add ask  him  to 
file  the  report  with  the  Collector  of  Internal  Revenue  for  the 
Oounty  of  Essex,  N„Jt  I  have  gone  over-  this  pr-etty  careful. 

You  will  notice  that  I  have  not  pat  in  Mrt,C6nley's  name  as  drawing 
a  salary  of  ovor  $4,000  k  yd'an  I  have  gone  over  this  with  Mr. 
Baucias  and  he  tells  ms  that -nab  riot  got  to  t»  done  aid  neither 
ha-ve  we  got  to  put  in  the  amount  of  money  that  w*  spend  for- 
construction  other  than  the  pay-roll,  taxe-3  and  r-oyaltie-s  ditch 
you  see  are  filled  in, 

Please  tell  MhsEdisidn  that  I  have  tifcde  Out  Income  Tax 
yep  Orta  for  the  U  .YsU-onceri  bra  t  irig  Works  shoeing  that  «re  have  paid 
during  the  past  yaar  and  that  it  whs  all  d.erivdd  from  time- 

sal®  -of  the  .cap  ital  Shook  the  ‘thimpany  •  was  doing  no  b-usi  nsss3 
other  than,  experimental,  a.lao  that  in.  the  Edison  bre. Milling  Co., 
j  hhCe  unde  otst  the  report  that  W6  sperit  last  year  $825,00,  that 
the  Company  has  done  no  business  other  than  experimental  arid  that 
the  moitey  wan  spent  for  tuxe-S  and  office 'ejpbttsdbi 

Yours  very  truly,  M  ■ 

//W  -v 

rf/  */  *  ,• 

T^tmiar  : 

April  22,  189.5. 


<,  Elliott  J.r . , 

Paterson,  K ,  j., 

•  5  ir  :  -  . 

At  a  Special.  Mooting  of  tlief  Directors  held  on  Saturday 
'ho  Works-  ,wa  decided  to  mere  the  office  to  Orange  from  this 
/.  I  resigned  as  Treasurer  to  take  effect  on  the  first  of  May 
Mr.Rundoipn  vas  elected  in  my  place.  At  the  time  vro  moved 
i  we  notified  soma  Official  either,  in  Albany  or  6 hi®.  County 
'.he-  notification  cams  through  our  annual  report,  and  now  I 
iovs  it  is  customary  to  notify  some  Official,  that .  'ire  are  no 
■nr  doing  Qua  ineaa  in  the  City  of  Now  York.  Will  you  look  up 
natter  and  -rrite  to  the  proper  Official  notifying  that*  to  that 
set,  or  write  a  letter  to  be  sent  to  thesrm  and  I  will  sign  it  as 
reaayy ...  also  a  t  the  same  time  we  notifying  some  Official  whether 
Apftit  or  Mr. Steele  t  do  not  remembsr,  that  T  was  the  proper 
so-n  to  serve  papers  on.  Please  have  that  cancelled.  I  have1 
3poker.  to  Mr. Stools  on  the  subject  ns  I  have  not  seen  him  and  T 
A  you  are  til©  proper  perr.on  to  oo.rmi'lt  with. 

The  ra  was  also  a  resolut  io  n  passed  at  the  meeting  author? 

(V.  «n  to  tab*  the  proper  ste-ps  in  relation-  to  havirg  tiie  By-Laws 
th ia  Company  changed  so  that  the  Directors  shall  bet  increased 
f.  ;  ivc  t:o  seven.  X  find  in  looking  over  the  By-Laws  that  the 
;  hi  older  s  will'  have  to  do  that  at  a  mee.-tirg  but  I  write  to  youa 
ask  you  tc>  kindly  look  over  the  By -Laws  that  arte  .in  the  Minute 
k  at  Orange  and  write  me  if  I  am  correct  or  notr  and  I  will  for- 
J  year  letter  to  Mr, Edison.  If  you  will  do  these  different 
:\.\a  at  vout*  earliest  convan  is  no  o  I  w.i.11  be  very  much  obligad. 

AUaanod  you  ±"ina  a  portion  of'th®  stati 
ub  out  tfiiuit  |  spoke  to  you  yesterday.'  The  statement,  in  f  u" 
rfl-at  we  can  rlo  on  different  values  of  crude  ores  that 
!  irom  9*  crude  up  to  33/  crude.  t  have  selected  the  Zi% 

5  83  b0ins  1088  than  fiho  »•*«•«•  that, the  .ore  is  sure  to 

r  TOC‘lln#ry  a11  ^  *  capacity  of  300  tons  per 

h0"r’’  11  rUn  tn>'e®  3hftf  fcs  oi'  0lCht  *i°urs  each, would  make  7,201 
tons  crude  per  day.  Wo. however,  while  we  will  try  to  make  the 
full  24  hours,  only  figure  to  make  18  out  of  the  24  hours,  leavio, 
si,  hours  for  repairs,  and  fully  expect  to' average  for  275  dayS-a 

least  4,00,  tohs  per  day.  What  th  is  would  m.e  us  you 
CWl  3°*  ^  tab19  att—  -  *  a  less  number 



;roatar  number  of  toils  than  4 , 000,  the  table  will 

handling  so  .large 'an  amount 

cover  it  we 

is  considerable 

against  about 

.ttached  about  $175,000  per  y 

all  , lab  or;  and,  a3 

allowance  for  wear 

think  that 

880,000  of  which  av 



eta  11a 

leasing  properties,  gett: 

l  id  i  ni 

Of  the  Capital 

it  all  havii 

pat  ent 



ounts  by  four 

bring,  the  capacity 

•nab  Is 

ilnimum  output  up  to  maximum 


you  by  all  means  to  bring  your  people  to  Edison  to 

ORANGE,  N.  J. 

Edi b  on  Build ing ,  N  ,V , , 

Replying  to  yodrs  of  the  < 
pleased  to  moat  your  party  on  Satan 
to  go  over  the  figures  given  you. 

Regarding  the  list  of  com 
in  '92. would  say  that  the  hulk  of  i' 
Iron  Co. ,  Be  this  hor  „  Pa,  They  gav 

.Tould  say  that  jvs  wnnldi  itt 
y.  :xt,  May  sit  TSaisdcs 

shipped  to  Befi'ilsvThit 

unit  ,  mid  w-3!  ii&iapea 

we  learned  from  th;  ;  •  eyerie; 
only  a  small  percent Yg*  of  it 

ince  wiC”  tha  fine  ect  ni  anihiUifcsiH , ftb«* 

;  could  he  used  to  ad  varies*  'in '*&»  1  i 
3  larger  quantities., it  wool*  W-®*  •«**»' 

furnace, as  if  they  used  it  »n  larger  quant. i  ties..** 

THia  .of  eoui'Stt.liffii  ted  cur  market  so  we  decided  ta  put  the 

concentrotea  into  briquettes. -Vo  «**<*  «P  severe  ®? 

briquettes  anti  shipped  fciifeW  .which  were  satisfaetW*,,  s»  chen 
decided  to  shut  down. and  build^V- plant ,  We  tit&  mow  J'uht  starting 

ORANGE,  N.  J. 

rranged  ,to  ship,  nothing  but  briquettes 

We  shipped 

small' lots  to  several  other  parties  but 

-.e  principal 

sont  to  Bethlehem  Iron  Co, 

That  you  may  have  plenty  of  tine  at  Edison  on  Sat  la-day, 

ouLd  suggest  that  ycu  leave  New  York  on  the  4 :00  .P  ,M. Train 

(O.L.A  W,).  You  will  arrive  at  Dover  at  5:84  and  then  take  th 

Chester  Branch  of  thei  D.L,*  W.  which  leaves  Dover  at  5:30  ami  you- 

will  reach  -Kenvil  at  5:4,5*  Write  Mr. Vorti 


that  you  Will  arrive  on  trie  Chester  branch  at  5:45  and  he  will 

at  the  train  with  a  team, 



'  Orange,  N.  J. 

Va.y  1st,  1S9S. 

Mesa.  Sandfonl  Clark  4  Co,, 

Elizabeth,  K.J., 

Dear1  Sirs 

As  yon*  will  note  from  our  latter  head,  the  General 
Office  of  this  Company  had  been  moved  from  Me*  York  to'  Orange, N.J., 
also-,  that  I  have  been  appointed  Treasurer. 

I  find  an  the  books  charges  against  you  for'  sand  amounting; 
to  §33 ,91  as  per  enclosed  statement ,  You  will  not®  that  the 
acc count  runs  back  from  Aug,94  to  Jan;?5,  andi  I  .am  . very  anxious  to 
get  all  old  accounts  settled  up.  Will  you  kindly  send  me  check 
for  the  amount  as  3’tated, 




ORANGE,  N.  J. 

Orange,  N;  J. 

May  22,  J8S5 

Sand ford  Clark  &  Co,, 

TSlisatath ,  N,J„t 
$***  Sirs  j- 

Rcplying  to  yours  of  th  a  16th  I  beg  to  say  that  we 
•v-5,7.,T  jmko  price  same  to  you 'as  on  previous  shipments.  We  herewith, 
•tsslose  credit  memo.  We  note  your  conments  about  the  sand  and 
y'o!;V.Vsay  that  the  sand  shipped  you  was  the  "regular  run  of  the 
A.Ul"  with  out:  any  treatment.  Our  sahd  house  build!  for  screen¬ 
ing  and.  blowing  -is  all  complete  but  the  machinery  is  not  in  place. 
ft8 *ha* ever,  hope  to  have  it  all  completed  in  the;  near  future  and 
then  tel  11  be  in  position  to  ship  you  any -size  or  combination  of 
*iss*«  you  may  require,  and  entirely  free  from  dust . 

As  soon  as  we  are  ready  with  our  new  sand  will  be  glad  to 
•‘.al.R  ?.hs  question  of  agency  up  with  you, through  Mr. Walsh  or  direct 
as ■  nay-  be.  thought  be3t» 

Touts  very  truly, 

lots  :  TftiW  letter  should  Present. 

-uve*  been  forwarded  to  you  before 
-it  was  overlooked. 


Ora mge.  N.j. 

11a  y  28*  1895. 

.Messrs.  Pilling  &  Crane, 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Dear  Sirs  : - 

In  looking  i$>  the  matter  of  ,  sh  ipmsnt  s  of  concentrates- 
to  Bethlehan  Iron  CO.,  I  find  that  the  shipments  made  in  May,  June 
and  July  of  1891,  the  charge  was  8  1/2.C.  per  unit  delivered. 

JVom  March  1892  to  February  1893  all  shipnents  ware  charged  at 
•$u,  per  unit  delivered.  The  assays  on  all  shipments  averaged 
about  65  to  66%  iron  and.  from, 032  to,e38  phosphurouait  We  are 
interested  to  hear' what  the  market  prices  of  other  ores  were 
da r  tng  this  same  period. 

Yours  very  truly, 

■  A/ ' 

■Tuns  10,  1395 , 

:g  &  Crane. 

idelphia,  Pa, 


yours,  of  tha  7th,vhich 

June  10,  1.895 


’hiladelpiiia.  Pa, 

.oted  yours  of 

7th  fti'lly.  regardirg  your 

;h  Mr.Whartarr  and  he 


O.tsh  Wria  witln 


Yours  very  t  mlj 

w.s.sPiiiine  Sw, 
o/o  PJlliftfe- 


29,  1855. 

Secs  ions  Foundry  CoJS 

Bristol,  Com, 

Gentlemen  :- 

We  he»>9  ,ja3.t  telegraphed  you 
“Have  riot  a  single  aomeyae  wheal  left  arid  'if  should 
br‘«u-,>  any  would  bo  .dampened  to  a 'hut  mill  down,  Ship  at  least 
ir^rii; y  by  Express  to-day  whether  .machined  or  r(ni*  v  If  oast 
••  them. -of  .e enuaoh  iron..  Rush  balance,.-  anti here: " 
wh.»ait  -«v  now  confirm,,  Owing  to  the  spokes  ou  the  first  lot  of 
'<4Kf‘ls  you  evsde  for  ijs  being  thin  in  plus  es,  vw  are  breaking  a 
S«>M  '-.any  of  tiiepr  wheels ,  and  our  conveyors  ar  e  .so  arranged  th; 

.  It*-  tV-wj  Cr.v!>.u«,  " 

if  tw  wheels  -  for^kjWre  adjo  unable  to  rur.  it.  you  h  w  e  -now  had 
tb  is  nr-Jer  e  in 99  this  SOth  of  June  an.d  «re  do  not  understand  why  y 
should  two  been  so  'imjr.  in  filling  it:.  We  must  have  these  wh«- 
end*  as  stated  .i'n  our  tolnffrasli,  if  you  cannot  -nuke  them  of  -abtfrev; 
iron.'K  want  you  tto  cast- at  least  50  to  100  ordinary  iron  &.\  d  v; 
thin  forward  without  delay.  If  th«  boring  'and  facing  'O'.vt:.. 

J.elay  ■.•  our  'Shipment  any,  let  them  qome  a»  sroon  as  cast  and  ve  iff 
do  -  machine  work  on  them,  Whatever  number  you  si  v- '  of  <u 

to  duplicate  of.  the  charooal  iron  v/ith 


tia  chilled  rim-.v 

sk  that  you  take  the  matter  right  up  and  co, 

ir  wheels  without  further  delay, aa  you  can  s 
lerious  matter  for  us  to  be  compelled  to  sin 

plate  both  oniei 

it  would  be 

our  plant  down  for  the  want  of  a  few  wheels. 

If  for  any  reason  you  cannot  make  immediate  shipment  pleas 
advise  us  so  that  wa  tW  arrange  to  get  seme  wheels  elsewhere. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Philadelphia,  Pi 

Replying  t'o  youra  of  the  25th,  in  which  you  ask 

our  Briquettfes,  we  beg-  to1 

iave  not  trade  any  Briquettes. and  consequently 

have  made 

quote  you  pricej  more ova i 

your  City  for  the 

any  inquiries  that  you  nay  have  for  Briq¬ 

uet  taa  you  will  pj 


July  29,  1835 . 


Tra  M. 'Mi'Uer  Esq.,,  0.  - 

Dear  Sir  :  - 

I  am  in  receipt  of  yours  of  the  27th  and  htVo  noted 
.  am  a  fully.  I  am  somewhat  surprised  that  Mr. Dari  ins  do  as  not 
understand,  fully  the  arrange irsnti  as  made  with  Mr, Coffin,  as  Mr. 
Coiffin  stated  it  fhll.y  to  him  over' the  phone  tha  da?  I  -was  in 
Boston.  The  arrangement  was  as  follows .  i  You  were  to  pay  the 
General  Electric  Co,,  §2,000  cash  and  gip'S  then  your  four  months 
note  for  §0,000;  and  as  to  the  payrntet  of1 -the  balance,  you  t< 
arrange  that  with  Mr.  Darling,  a  re-  .  .naisle  time, of  course,  be i>ae 
given  you,  a  ft  er  the  payment  of  tha  $  f  j  „  OO'D  .  the  amount  of 
collateral  was  to  be  t  ha  same  as  at  presjont.  If  you  do  not, 
succeed  in  arranging  t)ia  tetter  with  Mr, Darling,  I  coulct,  of  coir'! 
go  and  bob  Mr  .Coffin  again,  but  h6pa  th«t  ..trill'  not  b?,  neosrasary. 
You  W&&  perfectly  justified  in  taking  th£  position  thfttT  y°u 
have^as  my  understanding  with  Mr  .Coffin  vast  very  clears  on  the  & 
terms .  , 

Glad  to  hear  that  the  electrio  business  '« 

wall  and  sincerely  hop®  that  tie  consolidation  debate  *•' 

through.  ;'Wa  are  making  fair  progress  at  the  Mill,  and  as  soon 
aa  inr.EdiS.on  ia  able  to  get  around  again,  which  we  hope  will  be 
the  latter  part  of  the  week,  m  expect,  to  start  the  Bricking 
Plant. and  commence  shipments  of  the  Briquettes  .  v?e  have  a  con¬ 
siderable  amount- of. concentrates  in  the  stockhouse  already  to  bo 

made  into  Briquettes. 

Yo\xva  very  ■'truly. 

July  29 ,  1835 , 

Messrs,  Pin  inf-  $  Cra«a, 

Bullitt  Bldg.., 

•  .  '  Philadelphia,  Pa, 

Bear  Sirs 

Will  you  pleaae  take  thtf  two  rolls  of  photographs  that 
you  have } of  ciur  plant, and  deliver  same  to  Mr,  W, I) .Marks,  Presidents. 
Pdison  Electric  Ligh+,  Cc.,  #909 t  St,,  and  make  any  explana-  ' 
tion3  of  than  that  he  may  ask;  alco  arrange  with  Mr.  Marks  to 
return  the  photographs  to  you  after  he 'has  finished  v/iith.  them. 

Yours  very  truly. 

.  4. 

ir  favor  of  July  35t) 

and  will  probably  start  shipping  ore  in  about  two 

ihall  know  something  more  definite  and  be  able  t 

v/e  shall  pay  dividends 

. . .  ...  _ _ 


f  \ 

August  12,  1S95. 

,  Tafei 

100.'.  Arch  st  o  , 

Philadelphia,  Pa 

7/ill  you  kindly  send  ms  G..0 „J3 .  one  dossn  copies  -.of 
your  little  work  "Bread  from  Stones";  also  advise-'  ms  the  >piric<9  <of 
aom  in  lota  of  HVJ  or  more.  We  have  read  same  with  a  very  great 
deal  of  interest,  und  mould  be  Obi  iged .  if  you  would  advise  us 
wise  t  Mr  any  pfaatipal  tests  and  -results  have  T»en  obtained  from 
the  rots  of  stone  nvhal  in  this  country,  i 

fi  otflt  tiruahing  Wodts, where  vv  separate  th.e  iron  from 'the  ■  norfc-  ! 
wc-  iu»ks<  dQ  to  SO  tons  a  day  of  fine  dust,  and  as  all  our  rock  in 
t0.(f.6pn$y  t<*  thought  possibly  v/e  might  be  able  to  'do  dom’O&m 

In  trn  diraotlon  outlined  .in  yowr  little  book<,  M'fffM 
Wft.  mill,  be  glad  to  mend  you -a  sample  aff  :jast  ub* t  #*  . 
nu&o,  -stje  Ohm  bii  pleased  to  hear  fully  from >ou  as  ‘to  %im 
rnabUr  standi  in  tM<s  country  up  to  date,. 


deuljt.  do  bettor  with  them 

ih  youT  ''i’ll 



and  produce 

;h  them:- 

latcr  an  in  the  month  whoh  mill 
#1  got  to  running  hotter  and  taking  more  ore,  it  ran  right  away  an  to  ar- 
mount  of  tonnage  compared  with  that  coming  from  the  mines,-  wo  then  sent 
for  more  men  (Italians)  so  as  to  increase  the  output  from  the  mines,  tout 
before  thoy  had  fairly  startod  our  labor  trouble  came  on  us,  and  wo  stop¬ 
ped:-  all  this  in  explanation  of  the  smaller  tonnage  from  the  mines  and 
that  put  through  the  crusher  plant-.  As  compared  with  the  tonnage  put 
through  mill  #1-  which  draws  its  supply  from  stock-house  #1- 

hfi  stated,  t/o  Bhut  down  .the  night  of  tho  8  End ,  mailing  twenty-two 
days,  take  out  three  Sundays  and  two  days  used  in  construction  (Hew) 
work  (one  day  we  lost  owing  to  a  delay  on  construction  work  wo  tried  to 
do  over  night,  and  did  not  got  finished  until  tho  next  afternoon- the  o- 
thor  day  was  spent  on  construction  work)  it  loaves  seventeen  days,  of  tel 
hours  each,  of  actual  running  time,  so  each  plant  should  have  made  170 

Tho  orusher  plant  did  as  follows:  , 

08  hours  crushing  4fl | 

SO  11  waiting  on  the  mines  for  ore 

0  "  lost  rolls  blocking  (now  practically  fixed) 



cost  outcido  Ilillfi  and  L!ino(  Includes  oarpentor,  machine  and 


blacksmith  shops,  stable^  storeroom- 
( office-  oil  house,  outside  oloctri- 
(eal.nork-  yard  sang,  etc:,  etc., 

Operating  Labor  $668.04  -  16330  tone  -  4.13  cents  per  ton 

intermittent  «  514.11  -  16330  11  -  3.17  cento  *  <• 

Material  303.40  -  i6330  "  -  1.35  cents.  "  «  8.04 

Ooet  per  crude  ton  finished  in  the  four,  of  84.60*1 

67$  concentrates  :- 

V/'he n  ne  ran  the  old  mill  in  1893, the 
average  of  all  our  vrorfc  nas  3  99/100  crude  tons  for  1  ton  concentrates. 
Vlo  know  that  the  average  will  prove  to  bo  loss  than  3  99/100  as  no  nork 
non- .but  to  be  on  the  safe  side,  no  still  figure  on  4  tons  crude  foi  1 
ton  concentrates,  therefore  4  tons  crude  at  cost  of  84.19  oents  ton, 
makes  our  concentrates  cost  us  $3.39  per  ton  in  stock-house.  1  v; e  have 
been  offered  8/  per  unit  delivered  Allentonn,  Pa.,  for  10.000  to  15000 
tons  briquettes-  this  would  make  price  67  X  8  -  $5.36  delivorod  and  loo 
68/  per  ton  freight  would  net  in  $4.08  per  ton  F.O.B.  oars,  Edison. 

Non  suppose  that  ne  had  had  men  enough  in  the  mines  to  hove  deliv¬ 
ered  eve  to  ;V-  oxuaitgu?  -Pj-Wl  for  iho  35  hours' the  crushing  plant  was 

waiting  for  ora,  and  witn  exactly' tho  osmo  quantity  (16SS0  tone)  going 
through  mill  y,-l-  tho  mines  would  have  then  gotten  out  18593  tons,  and 

the  costs  would  have  been  an  follows: 

>ro  from  the  nines  delivered  to  orunhor  plant 

11  put  through  crusher  plant  81.49/ 

11  "  «  Kill  #1  ( some )  83.10/ 

"  Outside  (came)  8.54/ 

Total  cost  per  crudo  ton  73.74 

Based  on  4  tons  crudo  would  _ 4 

make  cost  6VJj  concentrates  390.96/100 

In  figuring  on  different  tonnage,  the  operating  labor  is  independc 
of  tho  output-  tho  intermittent  labor,  of  course,  depends  to  a  certain 

extent  on  tho  output - 

for  instance  tho  loading  of  tho  oro  at  tho 

mines  into  tho  Skips*,  if  wo  load  100  tons  instead  of  50  tons,  tin 

would  practically  be  twice 

the  actual  loading-  but  the  cost 

per  ton  repairs  would  not  double ,  as  thoro  is  a  certain  amount  of  wear 

if  the  maohinery  runs  without 

r  oro  going  t'nrough  it. 

amount  of  oro  would  not  malce  twice  tho  amount  of  repairs.  As  near  ae 
we  can  figure  it,  the  extra' cost  would  be  about  85Jv-  thor. .also  on  the 
coal  oil-  the  average  friction  of  tho  machinery  of  the  crusher  plant  is 
345  horse-power-  that  of  mill  #1-  is  348  horog-powor,  while  tho  horse-  * 


power,  at  full  load  (EDO  tons  of  ore  per  hour)  on  oruohor  plant  is  340- 

and  that  of  mill  f- 1  in  500-  so  that  wo  have  to  develope  587  horse-power 
when  mill  is  running  empty,  and  840  horse-power  ffiion  running  at  full 
capacity-  so  if  no  put  through  say  100  tons  of  oro  instead  of  DO  tons, 
it  would  only  increaso  the  cost  of  the  coal  and  oil  about  30$. 

With  present  facilities  and  tho  little  changes  v;e  have  underway,  w 
should  average  at  loast  1800  tons  in  ton  hours  in  each  mill-  call  it 
1154  (twice  577)  tons  for  convenience  in  figuring-  results  would  be  as 

Wo  have  picked  out  all  the  labor,  such  as  loading  oro  into  the 
fillips,  oi:d  doubled  it,  and  to  labor  and  material  used  on  repairs,  we 
have  added  36$,  and  to  coal  and  oil  wo  have  added  30$. 

Coot  por  erudij  ton  delivered  from  mines  to  crusher  plant  yi9.71j^ 
"  11  "  «  put  through  crusher  plant  17.01* 

"  «  "  "  |  »  Hill  #1  18»89“ 

"  "  “  «  "  "  Outside  work  7^34* 

Cost  for  crude  ton  03, 85 

4  tons  crude  for  1  ton  concentrates  4 

§3.51  40 

Cost  per  ton  67$  concentrates:- 

When  to  got  the  equipment  necessary  to  bring  us  up  the  full  capa¬ 
city  (4000  tons  per  clay  so  hours)  and  load  the  ore  by  machinery,  instead 
of  by  hand,  wo  fully  believe  that  wo  will  be  able  to  reach,  and  even  do 
bettor  than  the  figures  given  you  in  Hay  last — 

Wo  have  all  the  data  from  which  the  above  results  are  obtained, and 
should  you  desire  wo  will  be  glad  to  go  through  it  with  you,  or  any  ex¬ 
pert  you  might  caro  to  send  here  for  that  purpose.  wo  have  Kept  our 
costs  so  that  wo  can  toll  the  costs  of  operating  and  repairs  on  each 
individual  machine,  so  as  to  be  able  to  catch  any  excessive  wear,  and 
correct  it. 

7/e  realise,  of  course,  that  there  is  some  "long  time  wear"  that  has 
not  shown  up  yet  (we  have  mined  and  crushed  39333  tons  since  started 
this  laot  time)  still  as  against  it,  we  feel  that  changes  made  during 
the  month,  and  being  aado  now  will  a  great  deal  more  th^a  off  set  it- 
for  instance  we  were  compelled  to  renew  two  of  the  babbitt  bearings  on 
the  Giant  rolls^  at  quite  a  cost  for  labor,  and  material,  simply  because 
the  bearings  did  not  get  enough  grease-  It  is  now  so  fixed  that  they 
get  more  than  ample  oil,  so  wo  will  probably  never  have  to  do  that  again* 
I  could  mention  quite  a  numbor  of  oimilar  cases. 


Altogether  wo  fool  very  moh  pluaood  with  the  ro suits-  for  consider 
ing  the  small  tonnage  per  clay,  it  -prove a  to  us  conclusively  that  t re  trill 
be  able  to  turn  out  product  at  a  very  considerable  profit,  and  fully 
roaliso  all  wo  have  expected. 

Ao  to  the  brioKjLng  plant — all  experiments  have  been  completed,  ana 
results  are  satisfactory  tc  ue~  Wo  are  not/  malting  the  necessary  chang— 
os  there,  and  are  waiting  for  some  material  to  complete  them,  and  hope 
to  bo  able  in  a  very  short  time  to  be  malting  regular  shipments  of  the 
briquettes-  Vie  will  lteep  same  close  costs  of  the  work  at  briolcer  plant, 
and  will  send  them  to  you,  as  soon  as  we  have  shipped  any  considerable 

Yours  very  truly, 

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Hill % 

Letterbook,  LM-212 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  February-September  1896.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Malloiy,  vice-president  of  the  company;  John 
F.  Randolph,  treasurer;  and  Edwin  I.  Olmsted,  purchasing  agent.  The  letters 
deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  company  financial  obligations,  sand  orders, 
equipment,  and  supplies.  There  is  also  correspondence  about  renovations  at 
the  Ogden  works.  Other  items  pertain  to  insurance  and  to  the  company’s  credit 
rating.  The  spine  is  labeled  "Letter  Book  From  Feb.  18, 1896  To  Sept.  1, 1896 
N.Y.  Office."  The  book  contains  1031  numbered  pages  and  an  index. 
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Waroh  7th.,  XS9Q. 

'Ms.  3.  S,  PERRY, 



Osar  Sir*: - 

RaplyliTC  to  yours  6th.,  Mr,  EDISON  aays  Ire  vlU  be 
"IUCh  plcased  to  hava  »r.  HOWE  and  Mr.  HARRISON  call  on  him  a 
laboratory.  He  expect*  to  be  here  everyday  for  the  next  t*o  or 
three  veeka. 

Years  very  truly. 

Vice  Pres, 

March  13th.,  189S, 

•tfnmnrr  &  jtrmmerer,, 


■Star  Sira;  - 

^rplyi ng  to  yours  9th,,  I  beg  to  say,  that  at 
pmiem.  nothing  but  constructing  work  is  going  on  at.  EDIS03,  N,  *L» 
and  both  Mr.  EDISON  arxl  myself  are  $,.t  ORANGE ,  I  would  advise,  that 
yon  delay  your  visit  to  EDISON  until  about  MAY.  However  if  you 
dasire  Zo  ms  Mr.  EDXS'DIJ  on  anything  that  cannot  wait  that  long, 
ve  rill  be  glad  to  hsvjj  Mr.  HAW.  and  yourself  call  on  us  at  the 
LaUrat  ory  here . 

Yours  very  truly, 

Vioe-  Praa, 


',7«  S„  Po rryi 
Ne»  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

March  26th..  1896. 

■'«  return  the  MM,  by  the  st«e  of 

^-tXr.ntn.  writ.  hiia  you 

I,a”*‘™“”-'««>o1phWre»te„ttm.  Mr 
“*■“  "°'  ”M0**  «»  «*  »"  Vork 

very  truly, 

Gao,  3.  Douglajw  St  Bros,, 
Bnvomajrev  Bdg., 
*.  V.  City. 

April  9th,,  1896. 

0*ar  Sira:- 

B»ply«ns  to  yours  8th.,  m  bee  to  oa,  that  ■„  vlll 

”U  ”">**  «~P  *«  »«»«  «  Bdlaon, until  cn«plotS 

«1  onr  ctanco,  ,  90  days  ,  wa  m,  JM)  „u„tiaj  u 

Yours  ve^y  truly, 

NEW  JlrwEV  i<  P»lViivA  GGv?3;i’rni.iT:Nf3  vVOSXS. 

Vios-PreB , 



April  9th.,  1896  . 

My  dasr  Robb ina , 

Many  thanks  for  the  copies  of  your  "  :iotes  on 
Conveyor  Belts  etc.,  «  sent  to  Mr.  Edison  and  mysair.  They  do  yen? 
groat  c radit , 

Yours  very  truly, 

Vioo-Pras . 

To  Mr.  Thomas  Robins  Jr. 

#  64  Gortiland  St., 





Dear  Sir: 

V/e  are  ii 

i  receipt 

t.  oday 


the  two  s 

lamplea ' 

ore  from 

,  you 

tr  Concheno  mine; That  we 

may  s 


our  man 

on  his 

rk  correc 



you  plea£il 

a  advise  : 

ne  ,as 

to  t 

he  praser 

it  me  the 



i  ore 

in.  the  mill,  the  s 

ize  of 


mesh  to 

which  j 

duo e  it, 



what  the 

trouble  i 

s  that 


have  -wit 

;h  it. 

The  more 

full  you 



data  you 

send  uf 

ie  better 


we  wil  be 

to  tackle 

the  probl 

em;  I<et  u 

is  know 

so  the  av 

>erage  as, 

say  value 

of  the  or 

e  for 


a  months 

'  run  ai 

is  amount 



;  As  soon 

as  we  have  the 

above  inf ormat ionwe 

.11  'Start 



at  work  at 

once  ♦ 

Yoitrs  very  truly. 

April  24th.,  1896 

Mr.  0,  J.  Conley,  Supt,, 

Edison,  N.  J. 

Dear  Sir:- 

I  sent  you  by  Express  from  11.  Y.  this  moraine,  two 
samples  of  vegetable  Tar.  The  different  parties  that  I  called  on 
advised  ma  that  there  is  only  one  grade  of  American  Vegetable  Tar, 
but  that  it  comes  in  a  thick  and  a  thin  state,  I  tried  to  obtain 
some  of  the  so  called  thick  kind,  but  no  one  seemed  to  have  any. 

I  explained'  to  the  partios  that  Mr.  Edison  had  said  that  there 
is  a  grade  that  is  used  in  connection  with  Oakum,  and  that  it  13  a 
better  grade  than  the  other,  but  what  I  have  sent  is  the  only  kind 
that  I  could  find.  There  is  a  foreign  brand -Russian  )  that  comes 
at  $12,00  per  bblr.  of  about  50  gallons,  but  the-  American  is  only 
about  1/3  the  cost  of  that.  Please  send  your  answer  to  me  at 
M.W.  ft  Moore  P.0,  box  2803  N.  Y.  so  that!  can  attend  to  the  matte, 
without  any  further  delay. 

May  18th.,  1895, 

Pill  Inc  «  Crane, 

Fhila.,  Penna . 

Dear  Sirs:- 

On  receipt  of  your  favor  15th.,  wr  at  once  telegraph¬ 
ed  you  »  Mr.  Edison  goes  to  mill  Wednesday;  better  come  ovor  to¬ 
morrow  «  which  now  confirm.  Mr.  Edition  expects  to  romt  in  at 
the  mill  from  Wednesday  until  Saturday. 

Your3  very  truly, 

?i£w  jlhsey  &  penksylyahsa 

Vice— Pi 

Replying  to  yours  20th,,  I  beg  to  say  that  owing 
in  receipt  of  certain  materials,  we  probably  will 

Augus ! 

5  th.  189  ( 

•  fy  .  , 

i  k  PffirfyMKIA  GOHCENTRA  n«3  WORKS. 
V  ;y/^<AU^y 

V/e  wish 

you  would  gat  for  us 

an  opinion, from  the  proper 

parties  on  tl: 

ie  following  question 

relat i 

ve  to  our  insurance; 

As  you  well  1 

:now,  a  great  deal  of  or 


cry  at  Edison 

is,  more  or  less,  expermental,  and  after  it 

is  put 

in  place,  wo  i 


are  compelled  t 

,o  make  additions  and 


a,  which  add  t 

o  its 

cost;  Take  for 

■  instance  a  machine  wh< 


cost  is  $1000. 

,  and 

on  which,  from 

experience,  we  learn 


n  changes  are  : 


ary,  these  char 

iges  cost  us  for  extra 

material  (which  repli 

aces  s 

ome  we  take  oft 

•  original  machine)  and 


say  §500.,  making  t 

he  machine  star 

id  on  our  books  as  cost; 

*1500 . 

,  whereas  we  c 


with  present  kr 

lowledge,  replace  it  at 

the  or 

■iginal  cost  of 


i,;  Now  what  tve 

want  to  know  is,  if  we 


on  this  partic 

ular  machine  §800.  insurance,  are  we  safe  c 

the  f>0/u  co-insurance 


;e  ?  Also  what  t 

:he  effect  would  be,  in 

case  c 

if  an  adjustmen 

t ,  the 

i  fact  that  the 

machine  stands  on  our 

few  monti 









to  know  how  to  handle 


Thanking:  y 

AGREEMENT  made  this  seventeeth  (  i7  )  day  of  Jdfy, 

1896-  by  and  between  the  NEW  JERSEY  &  PENNSYLVANIA  CONOEN-  7^4 
TRATING  WORKS  of  the  first  part,  and  M.  J.  CONLEY  and  E.  SAVEY 
of  Edison,  N.  J,,  parties  <Jf  fhe  second  part!- 

Pacv  of  the  second  part  agree.-;,  for  t  -  aum  of 
nineteen  hundred  and  seventy  five  dollars  {  fily rJadO  },  to 

remodel.  fe^buildlng,  (and  make  it  same  as.  model  now  erected. 

.  PrHrrir^TTVW-r^  lltR 

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This  letterbook  covers  the  period  August  1896-March  1897.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company,  and 
Edwin  I.  Olmsted,  purchasing  agent.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  equipment, 
supplies,  and  sand  orders.  Also  included  are  letters  by  Edison  relating  to  the 
market  potential  and  production  of  his  briquettes,  the  attributes  of  managers 
at  the  Ogden  works,  and  the  value  of  the  mill  for  tax  purposes.  Other  items 
pertain  to  the  financial  status  of  the  company.  The  spine  is  marked  "N.  J.  &  P 
C  W."  and  "12"  and  is  labeled  "Letter  Book  From  Aug.  27,  1896.  To  Mch.  19, 
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AGREEMENT  made  this  second  (8)  day  of  September-  1896- 
>y  and  between  the  New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works' 
•’  the  first  part  and  M,  j.  Conleyancl  K,  Savey  o.f  Edison,  N.J., 

•uct  building  kno-yn 

.id  in; 



",  c 

V'^^\  lyv^Xv\ 


33rd.,  1896 

jpilsburg,  Esq 

Your  favor  loth,  to  Mr.  Edison  relative  to 


cement,  has  been  waiting  writers  return  from  out  of  town:-  Mr. 
Edison  would  like  to  know  the  character  of  the  material  you  desire 
no  briquette/-  if  it  is  iron  ore,  our  mixture  is  only  successful 
on  magnetic  ore:-  other  materials  would  be  more  or  less  a  matter 


Yours  very  truly 

Vico — Pres 


Replying;  to  yours  ROth.  ulto,  T  beg  r.c  say  that  probably 


itiBfaotory  way 

over  with 

various  kinds  of  cement: 

had  considerable  exparisno 

/bile  working  out  the  rosin 

and  if.  you  will  advi 

If  this  pla- 


’phor.e ' 

appointment,  for  you  with  Mr.  Edison, 

wiH  arrar 

f uu  [•  months  noti 

ae ml  you 

to  cover  your 

much  mora 

>riccs  will 



'8 rage  dat. 





A-p(lNA-w'  *''j 

...  fVv^>AAJ 



Mr* ,  F.diaon  has  f~JJy  noted  yours  avt-h?  relative  t< 

lornwall  ore-  and  will  bc 

Is-  raado  in 


say  that 


iine  since  j  v.&d*  my  contribution  to  the  State  committee;  If  you 
aa  appl  ad  for  it  before  they  did  1  would  have  been  glad  to  have 
,de  the  contribution  through  you,  as  would  have  liked  the  same 
.,ed  in  Sussex  County:  Why  done  *o«  arrande  to  get  it  from  the 

at a  committee? 

1:500-  sttov/inr  jiao  <?- 

shs  tfiomcnssls  ••  is 

o;  SO  db^jcL-  r.  graduation- 
and  sh«  bulb  is  1  c  ue  cn- 

! he  mercury : 

whi oh  .''his 

i&db  so  rf.v  can  put.  a  light  behind  It  as 
shat  the  t.h->i’ff.riny»i.3t,a  ivili.  re- fid  within 
ft’.’  ih?  point  vnpn-o  bulb  is  placid- 
tO  -  and  fcs  less  if  you.  can:  make  it.  so-.- 
.  ;o  put  through  our  .all  so-  *\v  may  be 
-  in  place  v/nen  it  arrives.  "■ 




' - - 

January’*  18  th.,  1897 


Phil  a 

of  the  briquettes  Ship- 

Regarding  settlement 

would  like'  Mr 


nd  decide  whai 

take  the  question 

additional  labor  ate .  on 
’the, pig  iron  produced,  if 
LeVovt  will  be  ant irely  sa  t- 

jqditable  price, -  considering  ar 
3  hand, and  also  the  extra  value 

Peckit t  also  satis • 

we  want  Vj 

ig.ular  course 



until  Feby  15th, 


to  good  advantage  now,  would  like  if  it 
,  would  get  paper' from  either  Crane  Iron 
soon  as  price  is  settled. 

;  ouid 


Yours  very  truly,  .  / 






February  2nd.,  1897, 

My  dear  Mr.  Coats, 

In  my  last  letter  T  neglected  to  advise  you  as  to  the  pi 
sent  financial  condition  of  our  company;*  which  I  beg  to  state  is 
as  follows,  up  to  Feby  1st,,  we  have  fully  issued  our  former  cap¬ 
ital  of  20000  shares  and  we  owe  Mr.  Edison  54  shares  for  money  ad 
vanced  to  be  issued  him  out  of  the  stock  just  authorized. 

The  500  shares  now  offered  you  and  Mr.  Edison  will  come 
out  of  the  additional  stock  (  2500  shares  }  just  authorised-  the 
balance  (1946  shares  )  will  remain  in  the  treasury  until  needed. 
On  Feby  1st,,  our  liabilities  were  about  $19900-,  all 
for  merchandise,-  and  Mr.  Edison  has  in  bank  cash  enough  to  oovar 
them-  and.  we  will  call  on  him  for  it  as  fast  as  our  payments  fall 
due;-  sp  proceeds  of  the  sale  of  500  shares  will  all  be  spent  to 
increase  capacity  as  stated  in  my  last  letter. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Vioe—  Pres. 

To  Mr.  Stuart  A.  Coati 
i  345  Broadway, 
N.  Y,  Oity. 



.VRHU  COteTIlftTlsa  WffiKB. 

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This  letterbook  covers  the  period  March  1897-Januaiy  1898.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Edwin  I.  Olmsted,  purchasing  agent.  There  are  also 
letters  by  Walter  S.  Malloty,  vice-president,  and  John  F.  Randolph,  treasurer. 
1  he  documents  deal  mainly  with  equipment  and  supplies.  One  letter  by  Edison 
describes  the  process  of  making  briquettes.  Another  item  contains  a  detailed 
description  of  a  briquette.  Some  letters  deal  with  the  use  of  respirators  and 
smoke  protecters  at  the  Ogden  works,  the  commercial  feasibility  of  expansion 
into  the  Canadian  market,  and  public  relations  regarding  ore  milling.  The  spine 
is  marked  13  and  is  labeled  "From  March  -  19  -  1897  To  Jan  31  -  1898 
inclusive."  The  bottom  of  the  spine  is  also  marked  "10."  The  book  contains  996 
numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Approximately  one  percent  of  the  book  has 
oeen  turned. 

squiring  about 

itoofe  that  is 

Shelby  Tube  Cc  hava  in  stock  at 

this  make 


;hey  oould  make 


6h*2’oyvili«,  Ohio,  and  ship  about 

arid  frith  wall  1/8  irwh.  or  thicks 

Klsrood  Iv: 

January  1' 


:ia,3  Kc.  Edison' 


of  sol Jing  machine! 



Edison  says  that  Canada  is  handicap- 

In  a  general  *ay 

.tior.  bain; 



important  e lemon1 

aanore tally  feasible  to  build 

that  it 

smaller  tonnagi 

’re  at 


January  18th.,  1898, 

Mr.  H.  K.  Campbell,  Supt., 

Pennsylvania  Steel  Co,, 

Staelton,  Penna. 

Dear  Sir:- 

V7e  made  briquettes  with  Resinate  of  Soda  and  and  anthra¬ 
cite  that  stood  a  white  heat,  also  that  had  a  greater  crushing 
strength  than  charcoal,  I  have  tried  many  resinates  but  they  are 
not  soluable  in  any  Contnercial  liquid,  Resinate  of  Iron  is  insol¬ 
uble  in  everything  except  boiling  turpentine;  -  without  you  get 
the  Resinate  disolved  in  something  it  will  be  hard  to  mix  and 
still  use  a  small  quantity,  -  our  1st.  process  was  the  mixing  of 
powdered  Connellsville  Coal  with  the  ore  &  then  baking  the  briq¬ 
uettes-  this 'did  very  well  A. can  be  made  practicable,  the  briquette 
after  coking  was  strong  *  leaving  out  the  Carbon  assayed  81  per 
cent  metallic  iron  showing  that  in  coking  a  large  quantity  had  been 
reduced  to  the  metal  He  state-  had  they  been  baked  longer  &  at 
higher  heat  undoubtedly  they  would  have  been  nearly  all  reduced  . 

-he  Coal  should  be  coking  Coal  &  very  fine-  we  packed 

•  j  ♦.  j,ium  tbp  briauettes  cams  cut*  easy  by 
it  in  iron  boxes  ramming  it  down-  the  anq 

tfu-Uftlxt  P.HW  this  »ould  •«»»»-  *»»  »•>»•  K11"  U“-  *'  **J 
□hir  a  barren  of  concentrates  to  you-  It  ie  bard  to  Rive  direc 
ions  for  .cakinR  the  Pesinatee-  sod.  R.einate  should  bo  lib.  sot 
„w  just  jolly  like.  It  has  then  scat  »ul«  coyoriny  per,  » 
uiixinc  irate  r  coos  off  t  it  become.  very  stick!-  «•  ""I 
„„  too  of  the  jelly  n»  lies*”**6  *“  ''' 

VV^wXtorW  „  . 

v  A  Vice— Prest 

jjftrti&rj'  19th,,  18$8„ 

Gainesville,  3a, 

to  youre  of  the  18th.  to  Mr<  JJtJisor,  he  Mats  a- 
y  yet  hut  wish  ttr  ‘Bay  ttt&t  AftSil  the  «Ba«?sr  at 
Charlotte,  »»  G,  say  in  gold  tjjat  *b 

?ours  very  truly* 

/  yioe^-Preat, 

J  anuary 

handed  your  article 

article  held  ap  ■until  spring  as  I  want 

i  fhs;  orxquettoa  t a fore is  is  published 

;ovc  I  will  retain 

art  3 





sf  Tsahr-olosy, 


and  bring- 

linory .  V 

,-ill  ‘have  to  take 

Janua  ry  26th , ,  1898 , 

>y .  Ponupo  Min  ing  Co, 

Be  fchlehem, 

Replying  la  your  recent  letter  to  Mr.  Ed' 

which  h ua 

Edison,  JI, 

Mr,  Edison  win  sell  his  Ponupo  stock  and  has  aakacl  Mr, 

represent  him  in.  the  matter 

Philadelphia,  Pa 

Ailing  will  no  doubt  communicate  with  you, 




Letterbook,  LM-215 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  February-May  1898.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Malloiy,  vice-president  of  the  company,  and 
Edwin  I.  Olmsted,  purchasing  agent.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel 
matters,  operations  at  the  Ogden  works,  equipment,  and  supplies.  Some  items 
pertain  to  work  for  the  New  Jersey  Zinc  Co.  in  Franklin,  New  Jersey  and  to 
Edison  s  interest  in  gold.  There  are  also  items  relating  to  Edison’s  health,  the 
purchase  of  a  large  flag  for  the  West  Orange  laboratoiy,  and  an  ore  milling 
exhibit  at  Madison  Square  Garden  in  New  York  City.  The  front  cover  is 
labeled  "New  Jersey  and  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works.”  The  spine  is 
labeled  "Letter  Book  E.  I.  Olmsted  &  W.  S.  Mallory  from  Feb  4  1898  to  May 
20  1898  inclusive."  The  bottom  of  the  spine  is  stamped  "5.”  The  book  contains 
501  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Less  than  10  percent  of  the  book  has  been 

February  5th,,  lags, 

M”.  H,  X,  'lartzall, 

Kiplich  &  Walnut  Sfco., 

PUiia,,  »»nna, 

Doar  5ir:- 

Replying  to  yours  lot,  which  has  beau  forwarded  from  our 
Kdiaon  V«ia  wo  bee  to  aay  that  all  our  Brennan  Crushers  horn  bona 
sold , 

yours  vn*y  truly, 

Vic  a — Brest , 

February  .I4th„,  1893, 

Enclosed  P'laasa  find  letter  from  Mr.  Edison  which  trust 
you  win  rma  satisfactory-  later  or  when  we  have  had  more  exper¬ 
ience  we  will  be  glad  to  give  you  some  figures  to  back  up  Mr. 
Sdiscn’s  letter, 

V/o  had  shovel  at  work  last  week  but  was  handling  dirt  so 

’our  months 

which  plot 

rna  il 

your  check  promptl; 




Jomoclat  ion  -xh 


Fifth  A‘/-‘ 

fteplyiAr  %<>  ?ohj‘s 

waiting  ilia  ra fcwrtr).  her«* 

Mondays  and  at  "Svdeoj 

*,p4  Fi'i^a; 

loth.  l: 


roll  a 

rolls  not  being  put  on 

and  should  you  decide 

to  have  built  a  sat  for  yon,  dup- 




the  market  later -on,  at  higher  price  than 

work  in  question,  he  will  be  glad 


Marofa  loth.,  1898, 

Mr.  Barclay  0.  iterlng, 

#  314  Real  Estate  Exchange , 
Buffalo,  Nan  York, 

Replying  to  yours  7th.  Vo  beg  to  o&y  that  ve  have  all  the 
patterns  from  which  our  rolls  are  made  and  would  o one laAh  selling 

If  you  will  advise  us  as  to  the  character  of  the  material 
you  want  to  crush,  the  number  of  tons  pe-  day  &  etc,,  -  we  will  be 
pleased  to  advise  you  which  of  our  machines  are  best  adapted,  for 
your  Work-  ou~  rolls  owing  to  theijr  large  capacity  costs  l9as  t.’ian 
'he  ordinary  crushing  rolls-  when  figurod  as  to  output-  both  as  to 
first  cost  and  repairs. 

Yours  very  truly, 


Mai*  oh  28th.,  1858, 

My  de  nr  Barchelor.i- 

,  On  Mr.  Edison’s  return  hors  I  find  the  brioker  plant,  will 
not  be  ready  to  3tart  early  this  week  as  I  had  expected-  Instead 
of  the  mai i  starting  to  make  the  ohnapes  on  Thursday  as  I  had  sup¬ 
posed,  I  find  they  will  start  today-  so  it  wili  bo  .sons  days  yot 
before 'plant  will  be  in  operation-  I  will  advise  you  aa  soon  aa  it 
at  arts  , 

Your  3  very  truly. 

Mr,  Ghas.  Bare had  or , 
rjt  -s  West  25th.  St 

and  at 

one  box  containing  a  mixture  of  iron 
you  desire  to  make  a  test  of  the  separator. 

from  our  experiments  here  we  think  you.  will  obtain  the 
best  results,  if  you  will  arrange  to  run  the  roller  feed  from  24 
to  ao  revolutions  a  mi  nut  o  and  «se  six  .18  Candle  Power  lamps  •/. 
(110  to  1XB  volts*  with  -the  magnets  ™ 

Y.'e  are  having  100  pounds  of  concentrates  especially 
prepared  sc  it  will  be  free  from. dust,  and  have  ordered  100  pounds 
of  white  quartz  and  if  you  advise  where  you  will  have  this  shipped 

we  will  be  g-  -a  to  forward  it  to  you  promptly. 

you  will  note  on  the  magnet  frame  that  we  have  marked 
in  lead  uancils  the  positions  for  the  parting  plates,  also  the 
shelf  holding  magnet,  and  position  of  magnet  upon  the 

.V  ’ 

April  13t.h, 

Vulcan  Iron  Works 


Dear  Si 


•oh  23  rd  we 


past,  thr 


to  report. 

tajce  the 

Crusher  Plan' 


-t  inp; 

about  which  you  wrote  some- 

turn  the  Vtil 


Alex  Backus  ~2_ 

chain  will  probaly  prove  ample  for  the  work, 

Y7s  have  as  yet  been  unable  to  ret  the  pictures  which  yo 

April  13th,  1893. 

Messrs  Pilling  &  Crane, 


Penn . 

Dear  sirs:- 

Yfe  are  in'  receipt  of  yours  11th  and  have  noted  same 
fully.  Please  suspend  shipments  of  soft  coal  until  we  advise  you 
further,  "/e  are  going  to  be  delayed  in  the  receipt  of  new  plates 
for  our  Giant3  and  Intennediats  rolls,  so  have  coal  enough  to  last 
a  long  time,  also  suspend  shipments  of  buckwheat  coal  until  we 
advise  you  again.  Mr  Edison  has  daoided  not  to  start  the  Bricker 
Plant  until  we  can  spare  the  men  from  the  work  now  going  on  in  C 
Crusher  Plant, 

Mr  Edison  expects  to  be  at  the  Mill  Friday  and  Saturday 
of  this  wock,  also  on  the  same  days  of  next  week. 

The  reason  of  the  delay  on  Bricker  Plant  is  as  follows 
Mr  Edison  allov/s  us  only  so  many  men  and  if  we  start  Bricker 
Plant  it  will  take  away  the  best  men  we  have  from  the  work  in  , 
Crusher  Plant,  this  being  important,  we  have  decided  to  push  that 
end  "irst  and  as  soon  as  we  get  it  well  in  hand  will  start  up 

Pilling  ^  Crane  „2_ 

Ericlcer  PI  an  t,  which  is  already  to  start  at  any  timev  it 
more  men  wo  could  do  both,  but  are  compelled  to  keep  bur 
within  certain  limits. 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  h  Pennsylvania 

wa  hid 
pay  t'olla 

Con,  Vfks 

April  14th,  1898. 

Mr  Alex  Backus  Pres,, 
Vulcan  iron  Works, 
Toledo,  Ohio. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Y.'e  are  in  receipt  of  yours  11th  which  we  have  full! 
noted,  also  note  Mr  Russels  letter  relative  to  conversation  betvra 
Mr  V\  J.  Olcott  and  Clarence  Moore  in  relation  to  our  Vulcan  Shot- 
aim  in  reply  we  beg  to  state  that  the  only  parts  of  the  Vulcan 
shovel  has  thus  far  been  broken  are  the  teeth  on  the  dipper  and 
the  sprocket  chain,  otherwise,  as  far  as  we  know,  the  shovel  is 
quite  satisfactory.  There  seems  to  us,  that  there  must  be  some 
mistake  regarding  the  conversation. 

We  beg  herewith  to  return  Mr  Oloott ' s  lotter. 

You  r s  very  t  ruly , 
New  Jersey  ft  Pei 

iylvania  Con.  Wits. 

April  14th,  1898, 


Yours  13th  noted.  Confirming  telephone 


suggest  that  when  you  pass  the  concent: 


using  one 

reduce  the  strength 

the  mugwump 

; gar ding  Weans  hous 


that  latte: 

cm  condit: 

will,  take  roomers, 

they  will  probably  have  quil 

well  under  way 


Pennsylvania  Con, 

A?>  ril  14th,  189*. 

iiniress  Ass'f.  Supt.,  A At  ^TVv^'fe' 

wa*  "Vvm^JL*  c^-  fef  C^jt~ 

Zex  Jersey.  wi  W  ^vX  _ 

y?a  have  promised  the  "Electric  Exposition  Company  of 
City  a  car  load  of  our  crude  material,  averaging  in 
im  six  tons  down  to  fifty  pounds.  ,  I  wish  you  would 

arrange  to  rick  out  s 

tentative  pieces  for  shipment  : 

it  will  arrive  in  New  York  about  April  25th. 

In  picking  out  the  pieces  ,  please  select  the  riohoat 
you  can  find  in  iron,  but  do  not  go  to  any  (treat  expense  in 
gotting  thorn.  The  material  to  be  loaded  on  a  flat  car  and  to 
•weigh  about  thirty-  thousand  to  forty  thousand  pounds.  I  would 
suggest  that  you  send  two  pieces  weighing  5  or  3  tons,  two  weigh 

hen  the  balance  of  the  material  small 

can  beat  find  it.  Please  be 
out  will  gcjiuOo  tho  hopper 


April  18th,  1898, 

Messrs  Pilling  &  Cran< 

Phi lade lphi, 

Saturday  Mr  Edison  met  Nichols  on  the  train,  who  told 

him  that  Port  Oram  people  had  purchased  Hamilton,  Non-bessemer 

Buffalo  and  that  they  hi 

from  Buffalo  to  Port  Oram  making  the 

delivered  at  Port  Oram,  Mr  Edison  has  a  curiosity  to  know  how 

the  truth  thi: 

Nichols  also  told  Mr  Edi: 

that  anthracite  coal  cost 

§2,40  delivered  at  the  furnace  and  that  Virgiijatdke  cost  §2,25 

at  the  furnace,  Mr  Edison  then  asked  him  "  what  proportion  of 

coke  they  used11,  Nichols  replied  "  25#  ",  Then  Mr  Edison  asked 
Nichols  why  they  used  the  75#  of  anthracite  at  a  higher  price 
when  they  could  get  the  coke  at  §2.25  and  up  to  date  Mr  Nichols 

satisfactory  explanatii 

Is  it  a  feast  that  Virginia  coke  ci 
Port  Oram  at  §2.25.  Nothing  new  at  the  Mill, 

loaded  down 

sept  that  th< 


MSltkte  &  CHinO 

work  is  going  along  aa  Past  as  wo  ar'e  afcie  to  set  matarittic  We- 
at«e  ;Jw1«e  soma  difficulty  in  getting  matertal  as  fast  as  w<* 

would  lito  it, 

Yours  vayy  kruly» 

Ndw  Jet *fl»y  &  Pennsylvania  Ctaetc-  'fflfeaf. 

«  Pillihr 

Ap-f'H  sf6t» 

••thilsdelr  hi-i:, 


■2)9&v  ..fiLscr:- 

3»«  *i»  ia  ressipt  s?  yours  19th,  which  hau  bean  .Ck11->* 
jsaaaidaarabls  interest,  as  bs  felt  that 
"the  trRiess  jHUiX&ti  &r'«i-chols  could  not  be  cot-reet. 

•JSp'3S*Ciaon  poss-to  -«sa  13411  to-inomitr  and  v;ill  be'  g-latf. 
-se*  3Kmr  .»«  -S.atuydajr ,  Nothing,  Hotfavar-,  will,  to-  in-, 

oparatijjn  ..on  Xufifi  tbyr* 

May  1st,  1G9G 

Mr  Robert  H.  Richards, 

Massachusetts  Institute  Technology, 

Boston,  Mass. 

Dear  Sir:- 

We  herewith  enclose  you  your  HSS  oovering  our  concentrating 
Plant  which  has  been  corrected  by  Mr  Edison. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Mt  William  H.  Noyes, 
154  ElrBt  Street, 
Newark,  N.,T. 

May  3rd,  1098 

Dear  Sir:- 

Collflrming  verbal  order  please  ereot  for  ue  oil  top  of  Edison 
Laboratory  one  45  foot  flag  pole  ,whioh  is  to  be  complete  with  6 9  Gilt 
wooden  ball, 6"  sheave  with  ropes  ,with  iron  braces  and  to  be  seourely 
fastened  to  our  roof,  and  you  guaranteeing  the  pole  to  be  strong  enough 
to  carry  a  flag  14'  x  38', also  that  you  will  fasten  it  to  the  roof  in 
such  a  manner  that  it  will  oarry  the  flag  mentioned.  The  pole  is  to  be 
painted  before  being  erected, and  also  to  receive  one  coat  of ,paint  after 
being  putcin  plaoe. 

We  understand  that  you  will  ereot  same  tomorrow  provided 
weather  will  permit.  : Price  for  the  above  to  be  §40.00 

Yours  very  truly. 

Hew  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks 


May  6th,  1098. 

}&■  Fred  Andreas  Aas't  Supt., 


Hew  Jersey. 

Dear  Slrr- 

It  may  he  of  interest  to  you  and  the  other  hoys  to  know  that 
the  largest  of  the  rooks  you  shipped  the  Eleotrioal  Exposition  Company 
has  not  been  put  with  the  iron  ore  exhibit  inside  the  building.  The 
Madison  Square  Garden  people  refusing  to  let  it  go  in  on  accounts  of 
its  weight. 

It  stands  at  the  Main  Entrance  and  has  a  sign  in  large  letters 
over  it,  something  like  the  following  *  IRON  ORE;  ROCK, WEIGHT  160  00  POUNDS 

The  rock  is  so  plaoed  that  every  one  going  in  or  coming  out 
of  the  Garden  must  see  it  and  it  is  attracting  a  great  deal  of  at  tent  if/:: 
and  the  universal  opinion, is; that  we  are  unable  to  crush  so  large  a  ?<. ... 
however,  last  night  as  I  was  coming  out  of  the  building  ;  oar  three 
j&g&flf  3t&0t  t au»e  being  perhaps  la 

'  8M  Jfflft  ?  8 nU  is  MS?  *  9$  STfN*  Mi-oon  oan  entflh  a  rook  that 

size1*  he  /dpfrH  m  fakir  ahd  don't  have  to  put 

Mi  ikfo  WfyiH#  #  PW  \>fi  of 

Prof.  Robert  H.  Hiohards, 

Haas,  Institute  Tochnolgy, 

Boston.  Hass, 

Dear  sir:- 

Replying  to  yours  9th  we  beg  to  state  that  as  far  as  we 
oan  tell  now  It  would  be  alright  for  you  torause  the  raanusorlpt  covering 
our  Concentrating  WorXs  in  August  of  this  year. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Hew  jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks 


May  11th,  1898 

Messrs  Pilling  &  on 

We  are  in  receipt  of  yours  9th  enolosing  analysis  of 
ooneentrates  sent  Mr  peokltt.  The  resultri,  while  disappointing  to  us, 
is  not  surprising  ao  we  knev  ;hat  the  iron  was  low  and  phosphorous  high 
the  dust  apparatus  not  doing  as  effeetive  worn  it  did  before  change 
was  made  ,and  consequently  the  concentrates  are  not  as  free  from  dust 
as  before.  As  already  advised  you,  hr  Edison  in  his  work  on  the  gold, 
problem  has  obtained  some  very  fine  results  in  separating  the  dust 
from  the  larger  particles,  thio  change  we  are  making  at  preattit  in  the 
Edison  Plant.  We  feel  confident  that  the  next  run  we  will  get  the 
iron  a  ereat  dola  higher  and  the  phosphorous  very,moh  lower  than  ever 
before.  We  know  from  all  our  tests  that  the  concentrate,  must  be  free 
from  dust  to  get  the  phosphorous  down. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Hew-Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  WKs 


May  18th,  1898. 

Messrs  Pilling  &  Crane, 



Dear  Sirs:- 

We  beg  to  confirm  telegram  sent  you  this  morning  as  follows 
'•Mr  Edison  will  not  ho  at  Mill  to-morrow".  Mr  Edison  was  under  the 
weather  all  day  yesterday  and  does  not  feel  up  to  the  mart  to-day,  so 
decided  to  delay  his  trip  to  the  Mill  until  sometime  next  wee*. 

Day  before  yesterday  he  was  experimenting  with  some  ohemicals, 
the  fumes  from  which  gave  him  a  very  had  headache  and  upset  his  stomach 
We  thin*  ho  will  he  alright  to-morrow. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Hew  Jersey  and  Pennsylvania  Con.  VJKs 

-.-.Lpt  or  yours  14th,  which  we  have  fully  noted,  Wo  are 
f :  /U ht  Kr  Kdison  foel3  finite  like  himself  again.  We  do 
tft.j-wr-  c^,..  thi3  Wf,nlr  }lf,  -7111  go  to  the  Kill, will  adbise  you 

A^svrJ^-  am , 

Yours  very  truly, 

he?,-  jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con. 

)A  j:  %~ee»y  . 


May  18th,  1898. 

Mr  Henry  C,  Deming, 

15  North  3rd  Street, 

Harrisburg ,  Penn, 

Dear  Sir:- 

Replfring  to  yours  13th  whioh  1  have  fully  noted  I  beg  to  state 
that  I  will  only  he  too  glad  to  join  Mr  Edison  when  he  goes  South, hut 
am  afraid  ray  work  will  keep  me  here.  Have  a^in  spoken  to  Mr  Edison  rela 
tive  to  your  property  and  he  has  again  said  he  will  not  consider  any  other 
properties  until  he  is  through  with  the  Ortiz  Mine  Grant. 

I  have  written  our  Hill  people  to  send  you  10  ot  80  pounds 
of  the  Graphite  rook  as  requested, 

Yours  very  truly, 

new  jersey  &  Pe  nnsylvanla  Oou.  Wks 


May  18th,  1898. 

to  Guningham, 


New  Jersey. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Please  ship  Henry  c  Deiaing,  16  North  3rd  street,  Harrisburg , 
Penn,  hy  express  ohargoB  collect , about  ten  or  fifteen  pounds  of  the 
Graphite  rook  whioh  Searah  found. 

Yours  vdry  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  con.  WJcs. 

Letterbook,  LM-216 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  April-August  1893  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Malloy,  vice-president  of  the 
F°dkna"yrTheir-  f tGrS  rC,ate  t0  equiPment  and  supplies,  building  construction 

written  in  ^eChlS(!tUfiSrn  nand  personntI  matters-  A11  of  Edison’s  letters  are 
*he  band  of  Mallory,  except  for  two  concerning  the  purchase  of 
motors.  Other  items  pertain  to  insurance  on  Edison’s  life,  Edison’s  opinion  of 
^ICahnlga"  ir°n..°re’  “d  Property  leased  in  Michigan  for  the  possible  erection 
Phriri,  °ne  etter  describes  operations  at  the  Edison 

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superintendent.  The  book  contains  700  numbered  pages  and  an  index 
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July,  13,  s1?36 

Mr,  W,  H,  Gray, 

Detroit,  Mieho, 

Dear  eirl- 

On  July  1st  we  should  have  sent  you  a  check  for 
one  quarter  rant  on  Spurr  property,  to  July  lat  Mr,  Ediaon 

end  the  others  have  gone  carefully  over  the  matter,  end  have  con¬ 
cluded  that  owing  to  the  iasnense  amount  of  money  already  spent  and 
to  ha  epent  in  the  nssrt  sir.  months,  on  oui>  experimental  work  here, 
and  also  to  the  denoralixed  ctata  cf  the  iron  market  and  tha  un¬ 
certain  future  an  to  any  higher  pricet,  that  ws  are  not  warranted 
in  paying  out,  any  royalty  at  present. 

Be  have  however,  the  following  proposition  to 
make  to  youo  ¥3  will  send  you  a  check  for  §  374,00  covering 

valance  due  on  Mr,  Wilson's  salary,  and  we  will  pay  nia  salary 
from  March  1st  893.  at  $  life') ,00  per  year,  and  also  pay  the  taxes 
and  insurance  on  Spurs?  property,  and  agree  that  when  we  build  at 
the  spurr jtbai  we  will  pay  you  the  back  royalty  due  fr-v  March 
Sth  "93,  which  you  now  rebate.  We  will  also  agree  that  this 
arrangement  is  to  hold  ois*y  till  July  1st  »?5.  and  if  we  do  net 
is-  ild  hsofre  that  time,  w«  wiSi  either  abandon  the  property  or 

Youro  19th  is  at  hand,  amd  is  fully  noted!-* 
Enclosed  please  find  lease  properly  signed,  this  should  have  been  h 
sent  yon  before,  but  was  put  in  safe  and  forgotten,  also  copy  of# 
letter  referred  to  in  tains  17th  inst.  which  explains  itself  fully, iE 
I  can  add  nothing  to  it,  except  that  other  people  of  whom  V- we 
have  asked  the  same,  have  done  as  we  have  asked>I  would  also 
suggeiJt  that  if  you  or  any  og  the  -Spurr  people  get  to  New  York, 
that  you  torvange  to  either  call  here  at  Orange  and  see  Mr.  Edison, 
or  go  to  our  works  ,  and  see  what  we  are  doing  »  we  will  be  glad 
to  see  you  Ohd  go  over  the  matter  ihlly  with  you.  Drop  me  a  line 
before  if  you  eerne. 

Yours  very  truly. 


26th,  *934 

M,'«  -«  S.  ParTyac, 

Now  York* 

Your  telephone  massdige  about  Mahoning  Rolling  Will  e 
Oo. 5  fall/  noted,  1  wish  you  would  try  and  get  a  repbrt  from  both 
D'Wi  *  fil"ad3tj,eet  on  them  tb  date?  any  of  the  dealers  will  get  them 
for  you  and  you  can  send  ue  copy. 

Yours  very  trui^, 





t r  <  M-»#  « that*  people  have  agm-ed  to  .'seme  proposition  aa  mads  you. 

I  witsh  somebody  from  your  company  would 
sftl'l  Mi  us  hero,*  and  I  am  sure  that,  you  would  have  more  eonfi  .low- 
in  tts,  and  t;v.  -.feisairesa,  after  you  had.  looked  over  lihat  we  are 
doing  here c  Wi s  figure  on  yon  as  partners  in  this  business  and 

merely  you  to  wait  with  ua» 

On  Mr.  Bdis oftfi  return  1  will  nqfrfegy  you 


Yours  very  truly, 


July  27th.,  '93. 

M*.  Jidsion  reports  that  on  the  first 

contract  made  with  Gardner  that  yw  'report  j that  the  copy  ynu  have. 
♦licf3  not  sgreo  with  that*  hold  by  Gardner,  and  that  the  contract 
is  all  Vixed  tit?  will  you  please  advius  ita  Whether  yah  hold  one 
the  originals  of 'a  copy,  the  original e  \Ve  re  compared  he  de,  While 
copies  were  made  at  Sdiaon,  aa  JftAMrth  see  ext&ot  01#  letter 

5th  *  Enclose  please  find  contract  made  with  George  T*  Gardner 
for  large  and  small  c welter  hodlies,  illso  specification  of  which 
{  contract  and  specification)  ^*ase  wake  oopy  and  returrn^to  us 
here^haVing  original  put  on  record  at  proper  place*,  ftt t  we  Wieli  to 
learn  is  whether  error  was  made  herew  or  at  Edison. 

Iftgardihg  payment,  Mr.  Edison  reports 
framing  for  all  up  and  a  goc^portion  of  framing  for 

small  crusher  house  complete,  so  that  you  are  safe  in  paying  Sard- 
the  balance  of.  the  first  third,  of  course, getting  proper- releaa 

Yo-(\ps  very  truly, 


P'i-i.tsdelphia,  Pa. 

FJeaa©  ascertain  the  exae-t  freight  rates  paid  by 
to  Pittsburgh,  Ha rri sburg ,  Scranton  and  Tr6yv 

Also  freight  rates  on  Coal  and  -Coke  from  both  fields,, 
Harrisburg,  Sparrow  Point,  Johnstown,  Pittsburgh,  Scranton, 

Ov  a -ujua  and  Midvale.  I  want  to  get  cost  position  of  the  fn;*> 
relation  to  Coke  and  Coni.  Also  costs  of  Coal  and  poke 
v;  nines  m4  car  freights  on  oro  fran  Buffalo  to  .Harrisburg, 
JoiiviMtoviti,  -'Vinton  and  other  furnace  points  in  valleys. 

Yours  truly, 

'B  M.  Clapp, 

Replying,  to  yours  of  the  jilt. 

thickness-  or 

niata-ial- . or  state  whether  thoy  are  op 94  or  fevered- --a*  avaunt 

7fov.'itl  have  to  be  iriade  by  rail  1  fear  that  putting  the  tanks  into 
shipping  shape  by  cutting  the  rivets  out  would  jCost  30  much  that 
the  tanks  would  not  be  cheap  to  me  alien  re- erected- '—-have  you 
any  Idea  of  what  such  cost  would  be? 

ry  truly, 

0.  Frick, Tra; 

Mahoning  Rolling  Mill  Co. 

Danville,  fa. 

Replying  to  yoim  of  the  31st  nlt»,  wo’ild  say  that  we 
have  no  objection  tD  the  change  yovl  have  .made  in  the  location 
sf  cores  in  the  webs  of  the  roll  edihtres  for  the  giant  roll s  * 

Iho  spacing  aa  -shown  by  oar  drawing#  was  for  a  purpose  but  i-f  the 
shange  will  help  you  in  any  way  wo  will  be  glad  fo  consent  to  yoai 

Years  truly. 

aro'irre  v*vy  'tjti  ay. 

Geo  %  e -M,  ciapr, 

#4  Conrfaarid'st- 

;}»  tanks  and  he 

Yours  vei>y 

Letterbook,  LM-217 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  August-September  1893.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the 
company.  All  but  one  of  Edison’s  letters  are  written  in  the  hand  of  Mallory. 
The  letters  relate  to  personnel  matters,  building  renovations,  equipment,  and 
supplies.  Some  items  pertain  to  the  rebuilding  of  the  narrow  gauge  railroad  at 
the  Ogden  works.  Also  included  are  specifications,  sent  to  prospective 
contractors,  for  the  bricking  machinery  (one  example  has  been  filmed).  The 
book  contains  706  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Less  than  5  percent  of  the 
book  has  been  filmed. 


Aug.  JOtJi,  r9  3* 

Mr.  W.  S.  Mallory, 

Buena  Part:,  Ill , 

Dear  Si?:- 

By  the  carbon  ccpies  which  you  have  been  receiving 
you  have,  no  doubt,  notioed  that  I  have  not  boon  abld  to  place 
order  for  Corliss  Cylinder.  The  prices  made  by-  the  various  part¬ 
ies  are  all  more  than  we  have  calculated  to  pay.  The  lowest 
figure  we  have  is  from  the  South  Brooklyn  Steam Engine  Wo  -ks 
;|2400;  the  next  from  Wetherell,  $280Q,’  the  next  from  Remington, 
';53o0;  3,1(1  after  sane  dickering  Harris  agrees  to  make  cylinder 
from  his  patterns  for  $4000.  i  have  written  all  these  parties 
asking  them  to  bid  on  cylinder  made  from  their  patterns  both  with 
and  without  .jacket,  as  I  would  like  to  get  this  price  down  to  a** 
below  $2,000.  I  am  afraid  we  are  going  to  get  stuck  a  little  bit 
on  this  engine  but  if  we  can  get  cylinder  for  $2,000  it  wil}  only 
be  about  two  o"  three  hundred  dollars  oyer  what  the  engine  would 
have  coat  U3  had  we.  let  Briggs  make  the  cylinder  and  la  satis* 
i'ied  that  y/s  will  have  a  much  better  job  by  doing  it  the  Way  we 
o1*9'  lst  t&0  Patterns  for  the  various  parts  to  South  fcrboklyn 
Steam  Engine  Works  as  they  were  the  Ipwaot  bidders  and  we»$  anxious 
for  the  work.  I  have  a  bid  fron  the  Dallett  Iron  Co.,  of  1  S/lo 
£  per  lb.  for  the  castings  fo~  Stock  House  Spcruts  and  think  1 
shall  place  order  for  same  either  to-day  or  to-morrow. 

1  313  about  finishing  up  the  drawings  for  the  three 
high  roll  nnd  will  send  out  for  bids  on  patterns  to-morrow. 

The  blue  prints  for  the  stack  are  not  yet  completed  and  a3  soon 
;as'they  are  I  shall  send  for  bids.  1  think  I  shall  place  the 
foldings  for  the  brisker  to-day.  X  think. t to  orde"  will  go  to 
Sizer  who  bid  4/  per  lb.  for  the  shafts  and  8/  per  lb.  for  the 
bolts  and  nuts  f.o.b.  cars  Orange,  B.  J,  and  can  ship  middle  of 
next  week.  Thi3  rate  to  Orange  of  course  is  a  mistake  and  can 
be  easily  rectified.  ’ 

You  can  tell  Mr.  Edison  if  you  want  but  I  should  consider- 
the  matter  before  I  told  him  if  1  were  you  that  Thomas  reports 
that  the  man  Walker  who  ws  sent  there  i3  i\9  good  and  doQB  not 
understand  bis  business,  this,  of  course,  remains  to  be  se^n  but 
Coni  is  not  of  the  same  opinion.  Although  he  says  that  Walker 


d °f°  'ftot  ,ta5ts  ho^  **  he  would  jike  bo  dee  him*  1  thihk  howeve- 
-that  there  is  some  feeling  in  the  matter  but  ihat  before  1ftaka»  '' 
•lias  been  -t'tero  Jong  He  will  U  able  V6  proVe  to  tie  that  ha  de<*t 
tindbra^n  hia  -business.  EiferVthfhg  is  goin£  aiohg  first  ra+e 
hare  ajicl  gJonlwy  -rdf  orbs  tilings  iVi  good  chape  at  the  mine. 

I  be£tn  fowd  tliat  trs  are  nok  getting  pfetty  nearly 
finished  as  if  bothers  me  aem&what  t.0  find  work  xp  keep  th?  gang 
going  and -I  'dll  too  doubt  lay  off  one  or  tv/o  of  the-  boys  ^the  - 
this  week  or  next,  as  1  Will  not  be  able  bo  use  all  of  tl»m  afte~ 
th:t  tiae. 

■3.  tn*ofe  yim  the  othdf  fight  from  Newark  regaining  the 
dnro"  boxes  .-and  wn  expecting  a  telegram  from  yon  stating  Hr.  ' 

Edison  s  vibsft  hn  the  subject.  1  woiftd  no  t  feel’  safe  in  going- 
ahead  with  tlife -in  o~q  piece  fnleas  Mr.  Edison  instructed 
me  to  do  so,  as  3,  feel  that  wo  will  have  mom  of  less  trouble 
with  it  -an.  as<}f,unt  its  size  dne  to  expansion  andcontrdetionk  fhs 
box  dpsw  -strt  Jock  laage  on  tfo  drawing, nei  ther  does  it  seem  large 
when  •ySfi'^ea k  of  ns  being  8!  square  but  when  you  sea  the  pat- 
-teita  I  an  nader  the  impression  that  yqn  would  drop  doad.  It  is 
yery  nearly  la-gb-  enough  fo>*  a  and- 1  think  Cor  ay  all  la  fight 

when  lie  B3r3,-iia.t  it  is  a  pretty  good  rur).  for  one  inch  of  metal--  1 
ma  afraid  fcheit  the  swell  fn  die  castings  would  far  exceed  the  sif- 
limit  ^Gdcli  wS  Sattve  made.  I  hopq  that  Ur.  .Edison  will  agree 
to  phann?  •Jrtiis  -ah-d  dnoambch  as  flallott  -has  requested  the  change 
we,of  .cpjh&p.  assn  saye  ottfsalyes  by  making  a  good  rigid  spepifi- 
c attion  wil  1x51  ding  tj}^  right  up  to  iij,  ?  think  that  the  price 
can  be  cut  easily  *0  \  VW  per  lb.  bol-ted  together,  as  he  crop¬ 
ped  ojff  his  .own  -ajJb^d  ^1/10/  gh 4  1  think  1  can  push  him 
mors,  There  a~9  P^gh  good  points  I  -think  in  the  construction 
'f  this  box  and  pieces  to  warrant  f|a  po  aj}0-/  them  to  make  the 
change.  »f  Vff$U  drawings  showing  JUflt  ejc-rtly- 

hovr  we  want  tfe  bo#  mnd^i  and  v/ouid  expect  them  to  [e«M  them  in 
a  ccordance.  ^ 

•y  £<£'40$^^ 

tAiig.  19  th,  '9b, 

Ur.  W.  3.  Mallory, 

Da a”  Sir:- 

We  Dave  repeivdd  Mr-.  Sdison'3  telegram.  Advising 
chahge  in  construction  of  dryer  box*  As  soon  as  1  wrote  yqi  1 
ir>  strop  ted  the  men  to  make  the  change  in  ana wings  of  thi  a  dryer 
boo?  and  now  have  all  changes  made  so  that  as  soon,  ad  Dallett  d  -ops 
to  •’l  3/l'i  ,  which  I  have  tpld  him  jbur  price  ?  Will  forward, 
hiP)  th®  blue  print  and  begin  to  pu3h  him  Ibr  deliver  of  these, 
hcutesi,  %  have  not  been  able  to  place  order  for*  Corliss  Cylinder 
but  shall  no  doabt,  close  Monday  or  Tuesday*  We  will  have  td-  pay 
for  this  about  $2400  which  is  the  lowest  bid  avq  have  received, 
being  bid  of  Wetherell  of  Chester  from  cylinder  of  hip  own  pattern. 
I  am  sending  to  him  for  a  blue  print  of  thiso'ylinder  and  should  | 
1'  receive  it  will  close  the  matter. 

YoUrs  yery  truly, 

Enclosed  please  find  tv/p  letters,  one  from  Pilling  and  one  from 
Co>; ,  which  please  hand  to  Mr.  Edison* 


Aug.  22nd,.  *93 

Mr.  Vh  $.  M^ilory, 

Buena  Parte,  Ill- 

Bear  Siri- 

I  received  your  telegrapg  this  ^.f,U  with,  advice 
of  Ur.  'Edison  Concerning  the  placing  of  order  for  cylinder,  also 
note  that  yto  -will  he  home  on  Friday.  Before  f.- received  Vau;r 
telegram  I  had  wired  yoh  'regarding  the  payment  of  Briggs  i'qr  the 
engine.  I  am  expecting  a  talegrajn  from  you  regarding  same,. 

I  have  closed  up  the  matter  with  <5or'eyell  of  the  ballott  > 
Iroh  Co.,  to  make  boxes- ih  -sections  delivered  to  us  bolted  together 
for  1  S5/PQ0  ot s,  par  lh.  or  $33-  pSr  ton  ahi  he  protciees  to  cow^ 
jpunc  e  Shipment  next  *sek» 

Regarding  the  Cort  isa 'Engine  -OylirtdB’1  the  following  ia  a 
statanent  of  tho  way  the  matter  stands. 

frdek  'tty.  cylinder  <jf  onr  pattern  $4CIOQ,  time  45  days, 
IVethersll  *  *  *  ?2'360,  po  time  3p»cified. 

Harris,  would  not  bid  on  our  pattern  but  quotes  us  ^40oijh  f btv, 
cylinder  with  Jacket  and  #35  QO  cylinder  without  Jacket  o-£ 
pattern*  time  30  days. 

So.  Brooklyn  Steaa  Sbgfne  Works,  cylinder  of  our  pattern 
§2395,  time  43  days. 

Remington  pylinder  -of  our  pattern,  time  90  days, 

Hampaon  §3300  cylinder  .pur  pattern,  t  ina  1$  days- 
Remington' 3  superintendent  has  been  her?!  tP-4£y  and  ha  has  agreed 
to  cut  their  price  to  $2600  tot  wifi  pot  cpvq r  bis  9b  daya  by 
forfeiture .  South  Brooklyn  is  the  lowest  and  I  ahp.ll  no  doubt, 
pi  ce  order  with  them  tomorrow.  I  hqvo  just  telephoned  them 
asking  them  if  they  would  coyep  their  gbrantde  pjf  forfeiture  and 
they  promised  to  wire  me  their  reply  thi 3  afH^OPOn.  They  stated 
by  tel  op  hone  that  they  thought  they-  vvould  b?  Willing  ,t  o  stand  for¬ 

1  had  Ckmley  on  the  telephone  tp»day  and  hq  tells  nja  that 
the  Eist  Coast  roofing  is  no  good  as  the  asphalt  slides  off  op 
the  psper  and  burlap  and  where  it  has  been  exposed  tp  tfoa  sup  for 
a  week  or  so  the  asphalt  and  sand  is  aj  1  loose  and  h3  ip  yqrj?  muph 


VfajMfU  33} 

'Opposed  to 3?’J t. tinfe ' «n  any  mope  of  it.  J.  haye  written  to  the  Kast 
$Jo,,  asking  them  to  stop  shipment  until  they  are  in 
receipt  of  further  notice  iron,  us  apd  X  think  it  would,  pe 
-to  stop  the  Tiso  of  thi-s  '■•oofing.  Yon  recollect,  no  doiibt,  that 
at  the  Vime  we  were  looking  into  the  matter  of  roofing  some  of  . 
the  rOofing  people 'told  us  not  to  use  the  Kast  Coast  dhd  Mr.  Con- 
.layts  complaint  simply  'corroborates-  what  they  said.  Cohlay  is 
-MalMSife  me  for  the  water  pipe  and  the  K.  J-?°n  fish  platas.etfr 
tft  ItfiifSa  tl* -toine  railroads,  X  have  drawings  ready  and  will  send 
fiftt  ik-db  at  okce  on  the  'frogs,  swatches. 

-I’-Hyasa  talk  with  ShH,  Bdison  concerning  this  matter  of, 
roofing  Iffl.  t/l-re  ms  at  Shoe  what  to  do.  You  might  state  to  J«r. 
&al-$bk  accidentally  that  'tonlo’Y  Informs  me  tint  ho  has  Just  found 
-another  ntreak  of  good  ore  on  the -Ogden  atobiH  18*  aide  that  runs 

*  told  Conley  that  I  thought  the  bbat  thing  he  colid 
40 t^cnad  %5't®  tswod --oat  two  or  three  satin  probed btirtg'  ifi  the  woods- 
dip  s«o  JLf  they  .could  not  find  ‘-a  vein  of  bricketta. 


a ug.  23rd,  '  33, 

Mr.  „a*ylTi  Bridge, 

2S  Broadway,  ’N.Y* 

Saar  -Sir*- 

*”  !'®"s  Si"“M  »”  «>■•  ».  s.  Tarry  ,  troosurp,., 
«  IW*.  y„rfc  to  „to.  rttl,  yott  ^  aoccwt  of  p>tI.  of 

^*“  ***■«•  —  »*  T.vr  i„  „„ 

W  ,h**  «*  « ■<«.  t«  MU.  • 

-her  .*  tt™.*«oh  „  of  sUpns]B 

"  .»  to  »r«M  „„  4.Uji  ivu(as4_ 

TrepaMBB  Tor  this  toCim  „ten 

and  .«w  «,  „  TO  OT  nts  t„a  ,ol4  ^  „  ,*  ^  ^ 

to  h..e  Wo.,  of  awSoe  «M-reod  wrtil  fooo  jjaMoas  ml., 

e  wools  revest,  «»ror5j«,  that  y>d  alloiiTO  to  l.pyo  anslai 
ia  Tot*  ’the  Troaort  aid  »b  fain  advire  you  to  ship  it 
at  the  .«*«  «>*«.  '—At.  ».  tu.  ■«,  ,**  W  « 

longer  than  t«p  mm  utQn  „  an  „.dy  a„  s^„ 

Thsohioa  .yoi  In  advance  ipr  -the  fprprt 

W9  ar,, 

V9or  tmr. 



Aug.  £4th,  '9b* 

Mr.  0.  J.  Coni sy, 

Edison,  N.J. 

Dea  r  Sir:- 

Wq  are  sanding  you  by  express  two  blue  prints  A 
1081  ,  showing  oorliss  angina  foundAtion  finish® 4  up  in  suoji 
a  wanner  aa  will  unable  Joli  to  go  ahead  with  the  rorR.  Shis 
foundation  is  noir  oonipl  etS,  excepting  the  cVlinder  end  oi'  left 
hand  engine  -of  pair.  Vs  wi 21  give  you  detail  fortius  in  a  few 
dav3.  We  have  advised  Briggs  to  shij?  foundation  stones,  bolts 
and  washers  immediately  and  have  advised  him  to  trace  dldpir.Jrit 
and  keep  us  fully  posted  as  r.o  same  bo  that  we  ean  h4V3  Olivary 
at  the  earliest  possible  moment-  We  do  not  t^k  further  instruct 
tions  necessary  as  our  drawings  together  with  tfc iq  and  Mu?  prints- 
will,  no  doubt,  give  you  all  the  inforaptipn  you  require* 

Yours  very  tmiy, 

Aug.  28  th,  '93 

Messrs,  Thomas  Carlin's  Sons,  ' 

All egheny,  Pa. 

Dear  Sirs:-  j 

Replying  to  yours  of  the  15th  would  state  that  the 
locomotive  mentioned  as  #34  on  your  stick  list  is  somewhat  haavie 
than  what  v/e  need  for  our  work  .  our  ideas  at  present  are  to  not 
huy  locomotives  weighing  over  ten  or  twelve  tons.  If  ycu  have 
anything  that  comes  within  those  limits  you  might  advise  us  fully 
regaling  same.  V/e  note  your  canraents  on  rails  and  we  are  in 
the  market  for  about  200  tons  of  50  or  dO  lb.,  rails  delivered  at 
Edison,  N.  J. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Aug.  SStlv  '9u. 

Mr.  Bdgir  S.  ops  dyke, 


©ear  Siri- 

Mr.  Edison  is  ’axpe  c't-ed  back  from  Chicago  about 
September  o^d  or  4th  and  b-eforp  1\  left  him  he  gsked  me  if  l  would 
arrange  to  have  the  report  for  August,  gotten  out  At.  the  very  earli¬ 
est  possible  moment  so  J  wish  that  you  would  arrange  this  and  if 
yoti  need  any  help  on  it  piehse  gp  to  ¥r*  (Spnley  and  Ask  him  to 
provide  some,  for  you*  It  is  vdiy  necessary  that  we  have  tJaia 
promptly  so  that  v/a  may  .be  ablo  to  depid^  on  apiae  plans  that  ws 
are  talking  on  now. 

Your  3  vory  tmtly, 

J  <*  ( 

Aug.  29th, 


-r,  0.  J.  Cord ey, 

Dear  Sir:- 

Yours  of  the  29th  giving  ms  the  numberof  feet  of  8"  anti 
10"  pipe  necessary,  is  at  hand  and  fully  noted.  We  have  already 
oUr  inquiries  out  on  8"  and  10"  pipe  and  no  doubt  will  be  able  to 
Place  order  in  a  very  few  days.  We  skill  endeavor  to  find  same 
in  stock  .;o  shipment can  be  m  ida  at  once.  Regarding  the  number 
of  feet  of  rails  required  to  lay  the  railroad  as  now  designed, 
would  state  that  we  are  unable  to  tell  from  your  letter  whither 
you  want  30800  feet  or  30800  feet.  V/e  presume  that  the  latter 
number  is  correct.  V/e  would  suggest  tliat  in  so  important  a  matter 
as  dimensions  that  hereafter  the  letters  be  so  written  that  no 
mistake  of  this  sort  could  come  up. 

On  30,000  feet  of  50  lb.  rails  it  will  be  necessary  to  buy  about 
200  tons  of  rails,  which  at  present  prices  vill  amount  some whs re  in 
the  neighborhood  of  five  or  six  thousand  dollars.  Kindly  advise 
me  by  return  mail  what  is  the  very  smallest  quantity  that  we  could 
get  along  with  at  present,  of  course  v/e  could  put  down  now  the 
track  necessary  to  operate  ns  at  first  and  the  balance  later.  In 
the  meantime  1  will  v/rite  Mr.  Edison  and  find  out  whether  he 
wishes  to  purchase  the  entire  quantity  at  present,  but  I  am  quite 
sure  that  he  does  not  want  to  spend  the  money  unless  it  is  absolute 
ly'-neoessary.  We  note  your  comments  on  castings  for  dryer  and 
would  say  that,  we  are  pushing  same  all  that  we  can.  The  delay 
came,  as  you  no  doubt  are  aware  oweing  to  the  change  being  made  of 
bolting  the  boxes  instead  of  casting  them' in  one  piece. 

Yours  very  truly, 

P.  3.  Since  writing  the  above  have  had  your  telephone  message 
and  now  await  your  list  of  40  lb.  -ails  and  the  least  possible 
quantity  you  ooul d  get  along  with. 

Mr*  .a*  ?■> 


•®8oy^  the  -Kith  vegaSKiinS  track  ia  at  liana  ana 
strata  :My  ,udt«u-wfc»as4i.*a  41*.  Salmon  of  wluxt  you  »ai-a  «- 
Ga«iinB  -tte  rails  and  am  dure  that  it  will  meet  with  His  a»*>val 
tm  tzousarav,  £*ll  *o  state  the  writer -a?  feet  of  4p  Ah.  +&ils  t*a 
vffla  1)2  nepessary  for  Itibe  "Srasoas,.  3£iha  ly  Bivo  ./>©  this  ini  on 
ion  as  am  qe  V°sMe,  **  stoPU)  did  not  d° 

yours  very  tw.Jy, 

any  aanja-se^, 

Sept,  an*, 

Mr.  W,  S,  perry  ,  '  ■ 

New  York. 

Dear  girt- 

Rega ruing  the  rails  on  which  yon  are  getting  prii 
Mr.  RUiscm  suggests  that  the  He  ^  York  'Aqueauot  people  had  < 
quantity  of  40  io  50  3  b, 'pail's  and  that  possibly  we  might  ■  be 
to  get.  same  of  them,  at  a  lov;  price*  ho  y<wi  know  anybody  c 
od  with  these  works  and  .jLf  so  will  Jr  oh  t^y  tb  find  otfi  whet* 
they  ' have  any  rails  for  sal  elf 

tfortfb  very  tMltf, 


itaJULr  i3b 

^  2r 

v#Cf  .  Wwliv  'tebcC"  'Vv^xu 

Jcfto  ^  ^fc  suiter  4tv  :ctL  WV&" 

&dC"  ^?rv--CXw  vA/v  '\KjTTv-'  (A/w  'Vsv’lv' 

/x  C^jAjJx^  'pU^0  >tj^,  Vw  JU*j^  xiZ:  •**&. 

^  ’*A*£T  Nv(,  \^/  JUw^.  tfc  d<Uw^-  SuX~  (^AaJST 

%u  ~ 

C^aa.,  |>vv^jfccr  Jsw  &  Jl^L 

aaA/v-Js«<'-  VrO  C\a£/  N/VIa/Xw^  jV^,  ^•&$JL<j»«v' 

£?p  ^S^cJL,-  4 


iUwK,  Nwtf*  >CcWw  - 

^  '  -<sJ  (S 

■&wv  >Ww  t^A^?^- 

'jra£&^*/  X^Uk.  '  'wtitdU  ^JL^, 

"^Xj5  J^p^T”  Cf^  ,i4\^  QvsX|  ^7,.;C|7V 



Mi*.  0.  J.  cartiay, 

Edistm,  N.J. 
hear  Sir**-  . 

As  per  telephon-a  mass  Age  wcfalu  say  that  Ur,  Bdison 


thinks  t.-io  itatt  the  machinery  will  soon  cdnuehca  to  eod;e  inytliat 
we'  shoo.'  c.  have  some  competent  person.  at  the  mill  examipie  it^ae  it 
is  bein  ;  anloadedytb  see  that  it  is,  as  per  blue  prints,  A 
great  as  al  of  the  machinery  •that  we  are  buying  m  have  arranged 
for  at  f  o  ranch  par  portnd  .ind^of  o  ours  a  we  want-  somebody  to  see 
that  t.ha  pieces  are  n<>n  craning  heavy.,  yo-  ±h»tai)fce  taka  the  plates 
in  the 'dryer*  These  at4e  ordered  *.  certain  thickness  bni  if  the 
foundry -is  making  them  thlckonyrf  coftrse^  it  will  mm  the' weight 

way  up- 

We  trust  that  you'  will  t  ake  this  matter  up  at  once  aha 
arrange  so  that  we  -will  be  able  to  get  a  good' check  £>f  all  goods 



yours  very  truly, 

ken  ns  aery  truly, 

Mr.  o.  J.  conley, 

sal  son,  N,  y. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Replying  to  yours  of  the  :5th  ••egardlng  the  IcMndatibns 
of  Corliss  and  McIntosh  engines  would  -state  that  as  fax'  as  tile 
Corliss  engine  is  concerned  the  height  -of  the  ti-uss  of  the  sngind 
house  will  not  permit  of  its  being  Taisad  two  fde'tw  lAoVaoVar 
M»*«  Bdison  thinks  that  tin  e  us  ins  is  so  heavjf  Ami  on  account  of 
thek&ww-jfc  it  had  better  ha  kept  as  near  the  ground  sis  pbsdible, 
consequently  you  will  iaake  the  pit  as  the vJ)3Ue  prints  Specify*  , 

He  also  says  that  he  had  decided  3®^  syPhbnlHffii'  blJ  lli*?*****^ 

down  into  the  big  pit  in  c  bunaatian  with  the  tunnel  .and  so  always 
draw  off  the  water  dom^n^the  level  of 't ha  -urine  a»u  -by  this  i^uaha1 
always  keep  the  water -«jilWgTte  loved  of  -tte  various  pits. 

There  is  no  objec:ion  to  -rinsing ‘the  fcrunaation  of  the  Mack,  two 
feet  oi’  more.  The  depth  of  tte’s»y=>s**j*rf* pits  depend  entirely 
upon  the  location  of  the  engini^jdhd  "we  would  ask  that  you  take 
this  matter  up  wither.  Edison  aSad^B^*  S’helps  whan  they  are  with 
you  Saturday  next* 

The  Bast  icoaat  'people  ana  -to  famish  and  -superintend  “the 
layigg  of  the  roofing  <m  the  #4  Stonk  ^oUss,  ani  they  are  also  to 
repair  all  the  otter  roofs  now'fcoverad  difh  ih-fei  t*  material . 

We  have  asked  that  the  mate  rial  he  slapped  at  once  and  have  no 
doubt  that  ycu  will  have  it  hy^ao»d«y  next-. 


V  Vi  VW 

(_  i>u*  — 

’\^2jOjS><.'-  Ao  TvoX^JVCpK’  oJoctvJI  $i\o-  ^.VC-^O^  erw  ferYV^ii 

Vo  VcVcst^,Av.  vo^\cX,  'va  T!Kr  wtrtr1a^^  ™'jRr' 

A  •  ^ 

\6  -'A 

„  UOAWw. 



c.  ran  <;ht  amor;  who  lays  out  a ‘boil  ding  can  more 
j  i,  i-ibar  than  any  dither  person,  perhaps,  bit 
•o  all  liable  to  make  mistakes .ana  do  wake 
u>vi  inasmuch  -as  vie  arte,  all  working  1‘br1  the 
on"  ;<iin<;'  rivet’  the  drawings  together  with 
.nti  comparing  the  same  would-be  a  valuable 
necessitate  that 'you  look  carefully  into 
s  building  and  would  invariable,  ve  believe, 

.0  aoru tanning  of  the  urawing»*  Regarding 
U  say  that  the  old  stoes  is  about  u*aa  up, 
ocesaary  to  use  new  a  tod:.,  We  > think  it 
la  to  us  to  use  material  from  our  saw-mills 
r  than  purchase  yellow  pine,  'fherefpre  i; 
«;.l  we  i  hall  specify  so  naky  pieces  for  p races 
should  have  mentioned  10  &  11  instead  of  9 
t  that  the  boxes  for  the  dryer  have  not  .rat 
.  that  is.  in  the  order  they  Simula  be  erected 
i.;  per  instructions  regarding  this  but  oving 
fr.e>’  ..h> would  ba  impossible,  however  as 
•ing  have  mad.-;  a  considerable  toncea- 

;;  ,!ve  to  :;sr.r  with  them  mil  await  the  bo, 
•tljiy  i,;. at  they  would  make  shipment  this  week 
rach  will  iliow  you  to  prdcosu. 

They  will  however  e.-»iv;  iri  -mi 
Regarding  hi  w-i  cannot,  #% y  '-ny' 
stand  on  thin  point.  Wo  will 
t;  art  ding  26  th?  writer  replied  i 
of  t lie’ 1st.  to  Mr.  Mallory  and 
concerning  if.  although  e  cars 

,ime  for  contractor  to  finisn. 
;  as  Mr.  -Bdlson  has  taken  a 
however,  to  help  yon  out.  lie 
lis  iiuestipn  tun  your  letter 
jsliave  Mr,  Mallory  wrote  you 
it  this  time  find  copy  of  juis 
ihe.t  he  wrote  ana  failea  to 
lory  that  this  location  was 

•sntjoct  to  t>n;u  an,  for  th-»  present  we  woxUa  tarry  out  the  ola 
R«6«Kiins  of;  the  writer  ipoka  to  lif,  ’thomas  about  this 
v'-*’ 1 0  -  min0  soiufi time  since  and  has  also  asked  for  both  oj 

v curse. If  and  Mr.  Thomas  over  r.ho  telephone.  It  appears  that  adj-ut 

•ml ess  wc-  confirm  everything  in  writing  that  no  attention  is  paiu 
to  it.  as  before  stated  in  tills  letter  we  desire  a  sketch  of 
this  engine.  Regarding  32  we  have  no  U.uunts  to  make  fu-tiwr 
tJiaii  already  rnsue.  Regarding  37  :vo  wild  say  that  sufficient 
bo.ita  are  ordered.  38,  there  is  no  all' i'efaru: a  in  the  castings 
for  the  1/2"  and  3/4?  bearings.  We  have  already  placed  order 
Jo r  1000  of  these  bearings  so  that  there  •will  he  sufficient  to 
fill  all  retirement.  Regarding  the  savins  i)i  finish  of  this 
outsiao,  this  also  is  still  in  the  barns  of  Mr.  fidison,  -lb, 
these  bolts  have  beer,  ordered-.  Rogaiolng  difference s  In  hetftth 
of  A  1060  and  A  1056  we  would  state  that  this  thing  is  vehy.  badly 
mixed  up.  in  the  first  place  convo‘y-o>-  aoes  slot  go  in  ivharo  yoiV 
have  thought  ft  does.  If  you  till  look  at  section  lino  B  B 
of  longitudinal  section  DJ)  be  tween  a  1Q&0  ydtt  will  see  wbfre 
this  conveyor  goes,  therefore  this  is  not  the  di ffei'ence  that  you 
speak-  of.  There  is  however,  sen  etTfiflc  On  this  detail  of  soction 
to  wlilf.ii  you  refer.  The  dim&n.s’i'ons  above  the  8  x  It)  tie  sluAtid 
be  031  the  right,  hand  side  as  followst  3  o/4^-25  A/WlO  o/ici 
S2--4--25  1/4--10  'o/^ — 311/4,  making  ll'*  ll^  .and  -on  the  XtfH 

hand  side  3  3/4—25  l/4«-  lb*  A'b  3^Vn&4fthg  iV  %1-+  0#*  the  »#». 
Tho  drawings  have  bean  changed  acchj»dingl$.  A  3054  'and  it  1059 
show  the  ve  -tide  heithgh  iibfivo  sill  as  11*  'S**-  t.<j  which  add  ,3f 
for  the  floor  making  12"  Shirt,  noli  Al'l-f*  as  jhJft -stated  Regard-* 
ing  0  107  wo  replied  *6  this,  in  Wiife  of  ty-astefrastih  We  will  await 
the  arrival  oi  the  tempi  etas  fyoft  reffeV  to.'  tW  fttHh)'i* 

reply  t'  rieamv*  aments  -of  section  oi'  cbnVefdV'  we  froltlfl  reiW  $oil 
to  A  105'.i  on  line  D iD  second  floor  'showing  hoighth  o'  lB'f  156* 9,f 
and  2"  floor  making  XI "*  li*  which.  cnrr0spnnd3  with  our  figures 
states.  We  will  use  trttrhp  sy*»  for  2-4"  .cpnvuyoyjM  a*f  we  toW 
you  by  telephone  a  few  days  .since,  which  you  hWP  evidently  for- 
.  got  ten,  your  list  of  turnup  pttJU'ayij  which  ye»  sent  hoye  s;t)t«  a 
nvunbJ  which  is  sufficient  for  4li  our'  f$ti>  .rt«8  to  this  w^iting^ 


V/e  will  ho waver  i 
Possible  womrnt. 

is"  eSinJ «  St°  atTJd  t0  y^'  by  X***  ^yoViSb^Iea 

v0«  in  tL  ?  ‘S  51  *****  or  tU.>ttipnnj».imiieya  reported.  on 
them  vith  cast  "V,.  '  ,  *  d  we.  Vctala  &ivj  you  oraer  to 

™  —  on  ^eHis  "m  T^r^vi*10* 

f or*  the  sans  thin-  •  S  ihsw  f  °  B  ti)4r  aiv  inimuoci 

them*  B  100  ^  th>  S  “-'f  th8  boxe?  **  *»  wil1  >™in 

oti.  yo,j  i,a,  ,  ,b "  oox  as  1,fc  'va®  original  intended  find  r.mer- 

»%J?£&r.T£L;  ££  2*  -  — ST*  X 

“in  *Te?ww"j  t  1  • 

*  ®n  1077  *e  should  have  made  waiters  2x4.  V.  than* 

i-1So«.nhord°rr9Cti?n*  Reea«IiDS  A  1953  and  1£53  tW 
iv  v  boan  ordaraci  and  you  will  receive  them  aims lime  in 
The  only  work  you  will  he  required  to  do  in  that 
’  1,0  put  th?m  together,  cioinG  possibl-  some  drill  i„s 

Ycmre  very  truly, 

Letterbook,  LM-218 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  September-November  1893.  Most  of 
the  correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the 
company.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  company  financial 
obligations,  building  renovations,  equipment,  and  supplies.  There  are  two 
letters  in  Edison’s  hand  describing  his  strategy  for  gaining  control  of  the 
market  for  iron  ore.  Other  items  relate  to  Edison’s  interest  in  rail  freight  rates, 
international  marketing,  and  industrial  record  keeping.  The  spine  is  stamped 
"Letters"  and  is  labeled  "#1  Sept.  29,  1893.  To  Nov.  15,  1893."  The  book 
contains  703  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Less  than  10  percent  of  the  book 
has  been  filmed. 


s#!>*.  B8th,  '93. 

laifiti  p» cd., 

Biltitabwi,  Md. 


Will  yen  H£ri<ily  give  ue  Vys  yc&tty  A-ajagth  md  average 
idaqMto  -ef  -ttya  PAr'd  contawg  sls^ge  apdd  tar  W  Wfy  *»  way 

^  a$,  *Jto>  ^nanti-ijy  ytfu  Iga/e*  AstioDU  as  *e  Itflaa*  from  you 

rpg^f^ng  tftfs,  'Y»  wjll  write  ytm  iferther. 

y»«  T/ary  truly  , 

H.rf.  &  Pa.  con.  Whs.- 

«?*)»*.  2H/i|  *39. 

Mr.  W.  Par-y, 

MflW  York. 

Deal*  sir*:  — 

Rnciflaed  piaaae  find  memorandum  6f  expensed  a? 
turn  trip  to  Chicago  Aa  per  agreement  with  Mr.  R^aon  tfwn  which 
I  ha v«  aJrgady  adYiaaa  you.  I  stopped  in  Baltimore  to  see  the 
Ma»in  F.&ritpi&)r>  co. ,  rep-aiuing  sludge  acid  tar. 

YPV  oan  either  send  me  *  (;teoJc  or  hand  mo  the  currency 
the  first  time  I  am  in  the'  city,  as  you  prefar. 

Yours  vary’- truly, 

Soft.  30th,  ra^ 

;'  iP*  f-i  H. 

13484  O i,, ,  ^chea-toiu,  M,y, 

Diift-  Si*: 

******  *M»*»  f)J  to*  «n  «***  th4t  to.  i:4^, 
^  ***n  *  *w  ^  *,  ^  fpp;,  ^ 

ep  m\  M  1)M  W*  a?  yfi  WM  mvmm  wmjfrB  V>*  »uMn^ 
***'  *im  W*WW  ■**,.  .*,  *iU  not  ^ 

ftiWfcMnij  SjptSa  efps$ral  Dwsi-j^#  tfhan&as  -suwafchat. 

*****  ^  *°**  **  h8  **  ***$?  to  tolft  th*  matter  .up  *a  aaV.i-aa 

W  «n&  KiVfl  ^oa  i*n  i»pp*>”fcnnity  to  neat  .hiia. 

TTpwrai  very  truly. 

Oot ,  2nd,  '9’i. 

Mr.  Jacob  Re*J8fl, 

4oo  ohfcl'atrmt  ;>t.,  T’hilatfalphia,  fa. 

Ddar  Si';:A 

rtaplyinG  t6  yoiirs  of  the  -SD-th  tilt,  would.  state  that  of 
omirao  (she  hemitita  could  be  heated  in  -a  reducing  atmoapha-e  and 
-tnada  magnetic,  but  usd  ally  this  does  no  goot^-as  th«  oxide  ia  tpo 
in-T.ywt$yy  mixed  with  the  gangs.  If  ■y.o-ur  object  ip  tp  get  tho-  iron 
Jjra*  phosphate  roclt  it  pod Sibla  might  be  aone  -in  certain  kinds 
of  rock. 

Send  me  a  sample  add  1  will  see  what  can  ba  done. 

tod  fa  oery  truly* 

i^trv.  CL, 

N.  J.  &  pat.  Cdiir*  Is 

Oct.  3rd,  *93. 

Mr.  \7.  3.  Parry, 

Maw  York. 

Dear  sir;— 

Ttowived  *wn»  of  the  2nd  Ohcjo.sjng  cW  qf  ?^ter  fro-: 

Acme  coal  co.  W  would  gta<ft  tj>4*  Mr.  $14»«n  ^  the  analy¬ 
sis  as  «iyjm  shows  vary  g/jojl  Jugf  ag  gpon  as  c.ha  **11 

starts  up  Vg  ar*  po^ng  to  t§M  ^orqg  of  4t  *n}  gea  if  >ve  can  ns  a 
the  slack. 

Yours  very  truly, 



Mr.  v,  s.  Parry* 

N6vr  YforJc. 

Eaar  sir:- 

,  *”a  tto  «.ati„e  of 
“  “*  °M  «"  *'  ““  -  -  =Ho,m  «,.  Mison. 

VrAmtm  «?*«.  ttr.  *H,on  ,v,  «m  „„  rtlI  „u.  ^ 

”  ***  «>•»■«  too  »aoli;lor  S500  t.„ 

<*-.«*,  pcm  avt  tb.  «„a*  cru.h,- 

W“r'  V  *““*>  «  •»«  .a* 

»**™-'&g.j§eguiim'0tlK'lh  thi 

“**  f,f‘"n  '’0°”  W'*’  *«-  tt*»t  «w  oondition^ 

VpjU.p*  very,  truly, 


G«n«V4l  Solicitor*  Phiiaaelphia  *.  Saadi*-!*'  ob. 
iar/  SO.  ith  St.*  Phliau.tlphia  ,->d. 

Dai*  SI*:- 

Ra¥>3tfi«g  to  yuara  nT  the  gnd  rsea>siing  leaae  oi'  t>h* 
TJ»»Y»!Uft  County  Tr-on  p  noparty,  why  pould  np*  dopl-ib atea  pf  u»t 
J*n*  laaaa  he  made  alts  ring  thsj^ounta  and  pa  t  ea  and  eanc.el.1 ins 
^*le  ^e^ae?  Would  this  not  Ppvpi’tjlp  poin$  yop  ma^a  d.bapt  th* 
««ipnaijPri^if  t]r>'l  new  1  pass  4s  dated  from  Doc  ember  next? 

if  thip  itf  aatieiacto'ry  -jjlaaas  have  duplicatda  oi  the 
prpgpnt  ieeee  i0ad<*  ana  I  will  have  them  executed, 

Vr?ura  vit*y  truly,  i  -  -  -  " 


6.1*  f £e*jb^'>  Oj^-fiAA,  «*wvt^C 
i*>  \9  0t%  V  C^OAA.  Ifc?' 


tm.  4, 


Nwwa-k  Rvarting.imws, 

.N*«ravfc,  M.  ,t. 


Plaasa  insert  the  following,  two  lianas,  rendering  isfeia 
for  same  Jjpre, 

"Wdntad:  Ttypn^y-fiva  carpantars  at  oncej  wages  J2  p»r- 
day^  30  hour*;  no  strike;  Apply  witji  tools  to  Eai3on,  M.  j.  fHfekc 
Krafaige  jV«sn«h  of  C.  R.  R.  of  N.  J. )  " 

New  Jersey  f.  Penn,  content  rating  Vta-rica- 



flth,  '93. 

tftfcbhi  «.  «JU 

«r.  Sdlf  OA  in  looking  ovar  afeest  of  g8pt.  3Qth  aakaa  ™ 
^ei  in  1119  **  rat  plac9  ha  vrtjin^s  to 

S^rSyTS  ^tl  SffLS^*y!  *?  **?  ***/*>«*  now  3WL„ 

qt  tiaT’.t  *!*  0  r’a9*va  Wrt  th?n  w»  i»ec5»ivff 

45K^^4L£k2^?r ^  9  tha^  h9  liicfi  to  havo 

He  **SP  wi«U08  to  Jtnom 

■»  ^IlT!  v  M  and  the-  'ltvtfn  faborara  on 

mj  TJ3fcr^T"  a*  **  ^*8  no>„awR',d  of  «W  wo^k  beinfc  aono 

*****  S4^**  t-Mlboad* 11  Alio  h* 

1»JiM8*^od  dlffl  l*»m  'Of  -man  tV&n*&fcdU*&  riina 

romjlt^  vm%££  t0  ba  «SHR*£iM 
-4ffg*  *y*r^ng  ««  i««  or^Vatfk  U»tel6*  oh  vacation 

to®]V*b**he*  **  ^  l^ing  th*  *«g^  of  tho  mn. 
-«9P  ■fll-w  «  vacation. 

TfouVrf  Vafy  t'Wty* 

*f  ***  *#»  »  I10  •*»<»  wthpd  you  *«V 
mWin*'  **'  **#«»•  t|m*  ^ 

y«u«i  tf^ 



«.-»*.  ««*„  *•  ,,«,„  0ftM  5th  Ma  tote  Mrttou_ 

um« »•***,. 

«Ol  ™»  „,  fro. 

■**"  1**'*U  *•  h»”8  “"•  *AW,  ™w.wwtl, 

««|4^ot  W**  -*#  ^  ttho^  ^  yw 

m  the 

You®  very  truly. 

a  ^yCx*- 


ofct.  9th,  '9a. 

Mr,  Marvin  Brii/ss, 

1?.  Broadway,  N„  Y. 

S?ir  Sir:- 

Whan  we  measured  up  the  old  engine  ZO  x  $0  At  your  works 
wo  found  among  the  parts  tvro  da3h.  pot3,  as  per  sketch.  These  we 
want  for  the  new  low  pressure  cylinder  and  cannot  find  them  among 
the  parts  as  shipped  us.  Cannot  you  tell  us  where  they  are? 

Yours  very  vwtiy. 

<-  -  -  lo"~  -  -  -  > 

tCw.  (k.  .  OWw 

N.J.&  Va.dOrUWks. 



Messrs.  h,  n*  wJrtaV*  £  IJOifV 
Pittsburgh,  hh, 
pear  Siret- 

Yefare  uraept.  15-th  hue  been  waiting  #ie  yniper’a  v*wn, 
Repaying -to  -samejfonld  »*k  ths**  y<ni  iw  yonr-yer/ 

price  on  -We  Or  iiavo  3*»  gt»*go  awjUile  tttbH  IbOwnoUvea,  Vlf*  ex¬ 
pect  to  teSce  xpAXQT*  up  piece  “the  -omer  fh  the  next  **p  op 
three  week*  end  are -on  the  lookout,  for  eeppnd  hand  locomotives. 

Of  ccb'-jo  if  mtt  pan  buy  now  qnW  at  not  ^ailf  «Wh  hs:  t4w  adVahce 
we  would  prefer  -to  have  them.  50  in  <jnoti h$  ha  you  wiii  heed 
iw  *»  ■»  , 

to  get  down  io  *«  ?»nic  haais. 

You  pa  wery  truly, 

jt\*v  GL  l^vwiv^rtv 

ik»8t  ifc'Pft.Con.^jfa- 

#r.  ■»> 


-Ste  -*55B«g*«ph>id  you  asking  ifjyjcuxan  spara  wr.  B-iabatlta- 
fnr  yteaosada’r  ^  THunsday  x>T  t-H?  *93K  aa  .Mr.  «disoa  has  aoraa  aur- 
vayfc®  -hiffl  to  do.  *a  Also  no^«  y.GPyo  regarding  the 

^rwciioii  «rf  anvalapaffi  .awd  **a3U  in  She  tfuttus  dp  a?  y^areqdaaw 

-oend  its  4a  srctrttrata  -*to#lata^in  Sin^^fpe  rnil* 
'Itofaai -*»!»**»  nweWrtklfr  ^adb’iVBd,  m  -maXi-i^g  siita  plaaae  teat  it 
1_  Jijui.  .I~ririin  »  *b  that  it  Will  -be  .accurate  ai  wa  neo<* 

Ydura  varjr  truly  > 


Vv^Av  ^  W  i 

V*  iWjf  ^ 

’WtKi  <3, 
t mb*  $kM* 

WiVi^  *a*lSti«i  ttJ*  toft  nh  iit%  itai«ch  *&u  tautt  ba 
*Ol  to  'abb  5wJ  &ly  iMe  this  wee*  that  H&  3f*fla  it  otOk* 

VttdftVt  Vb  'abil  «&  him  tot*. 

Vbttrti  very  truly,. 


Opt.  9,*$3- 

a.  9<vKi^n, 

33^B«pj*atHwu  «.  y„ 

•SWylT’ifljS  to  yoirp  of  Sept,  aaHd  would  a  a*  tU«  ion  ad- 
■*%?*>  wtoto  11)?  ,p#£*  P4PS  Which  yea  offer  OBn  be  aawrt^  j 

Y^re  v^ry  tw4r» 

itv'VJk  CA-(^W  dVw 
h H  Iff PW'W1 

Alexander  Thielah, 
Rdhroit,  iSerindny* 

ttOfc.  11  th,  ’3& 

Deal*  6ir{- 

t  dal  engaged  in  th&  iinnaentna^ion  of  magnetic 
iron  «»%■  jpr 14  thip  ^ttdttet  *h  %14  f&ttrt  <tf  brl  Waited  that  are 
****  am  *adily  ^Waed  in  the  fhkhAbe,,  ftay  assay  awnt 

°9/  *rwi,  »«*S  phospWrftb  end  <.0&»  ailphttr  And  thrt  ganga  iri  fsids- 
Pav7f*  Till  y«i  Mnstly  advise  me  the  price  pay  unit  of  metallic 
iron  that  sbch  an  py*  ^pja-a  bring  aemerad  at  yeM  forks* 
it  oocurfd  -t#  «pe  that  at  trSoes  or  favorable  ir’aight  rates  1  might 
be  able  t<*  ship  apne  Of  the  briquettes  to  your  country.  Also  jtifcj- 
ly  give  the  price  p  er  mart*  that  JBilboa  ora  of  the  various  kinds  , 
a  a  wall  as  Elba  $nd  Algiers  -pro  hosts  del;  Vblted  at  yfaar  nodfSi 
I'hankirjg  yon  -in  advance  for  your  reply,  I  SA, 

Y<W  ypjsrtflOw . . 



Oct,  11 th, 

Mr.  .John  K A  ones, 

Generil  nlaot\'ie  Co,,  schneotddy,  N.  y, 

Da  >-  3 

Till  you  please  give  us  if  possible  a  copy  of  data  con¬ 
cerning  the  experiments  yon  made  at  Schnectady  some  throe  years 
a,?o  with  Fono  Manganese,  the  results  yoit  obtained,  whether  it 
could  be  used  in  fmndry  and  oast  in  thin'  plates  l/4»  thick, 
whether  ncn-magnotic,  etc.  in  fact  if  possible  a  full  account 
.vour  experiments,.  Mr.  Edison  desires  this  to  experiment  in  01 
noction  with  our  Oro  milling  schemes. 


t»0t.  lath,  »ga, 

Ml*»  *.  S. 

1*8#  York. 

-Goa  *&*t, 

*B  «*•  U  m  a  Mtu  „  ,  „ 

**»>***<*  ******  m  ™».,  *  „irtM  8  t"‘' 

*****  «  »»  **.  w*  r 

*•*■«  h«  — . «.» —« «*,  w  *Z"  ,tot  4#  tw 

*W*»  a.  «*.  »«*.wa  «  »»>»« 

«**  **. ,vw" r^r^TwT*  <w“  "wh"“i 


r:  —— »t 


'  r‘n0*0Sert  Pl9aS6  rto*  “^uiaitions  41fl.*|7»  wd  415r3, 

fcibr;t*fc  BiMaen,  lSaq,, 

Reading,  Pa, 

Dear  glr*:- 

i’ours  of  Oct,  9fe  lhu%  t  ft  datA  tf* 

to  condition  and  capacities  *hs 

ilso  acme  tschnloal  inf<roati«p  *W6*  l&WiVdSft&a*;,  'p^dVle^ 
(to.  won  j»  «wmfc. 

$ot>  AiJttw 

Tids water  Oil  0o„, 

Broadway,  N»  Yt 
Gentlemen; - 

I  think  we  shall  be  able  to  taka  all  yxjur  alwdee  Biatr¬ 
ial  continuously  providing  you  weald  Pemi*  u«  »  jpjrt  uj?,at 
expenss,  a  washer  class  by  to  *»ah  the  tmainatlg  acid  rfftt.  Wb 
find  that  if  the  acid  ia-  allowed  tty  POnjttih  in,  it  okidf^$  t^  . 
carbon  to  a  solid  of  the  afro  elyWiftdter  a*  the  »<>*}£  ****#«  VW 
bum.  This  has  about  twenty- *wq  Phi*  Wt*  «f  oxyean  in  *•"***« 
it  of  no  value  to  us.  The  free  oil  #a#fld.  from  the  sJa&da  coi&t 
.be  run  into  your  pond  am  saved  to  yea,  ^wld  W*  **»«  b* 
aide  red  when  the  time  arrived  for  a  tytf&i? 

i'ouya  very  Wlft»  i  — » 



Messrs.  Pilling  &  crano, 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Daa  r 3iraj  - 

Mr.  Bdison  has  noted  fully  your  various  favors  of  the 
1.3  th  also  copy  of  your  letter  to  Mr,  K°onSani  suggest 3" that  the 
im  if  road  people  ©ould  make  any  rate  they  pleased  on"brlokad  Oon- 
cont  rat  as”  which  will  not  hurt  thai  r  natural  ore  rating.'  It  Will 
always  bo  reasonable  to  suppose  that  bricking  would  make  art  drd 
cost  more,  hence  it  could  not  stand  the  same  rate  of  freight  03 
natural  ore.  This  rids  thorn  of  the  interstate  business  aftd  8mMa 
their  rates  on  natural  ore..."  .  . 

regarding  n 

Also  Mr,  Niohols  Mr.  Edison  sayd  Mr,  ^iooll 
doubt  tin  most  polished  and  highly  gifted  pdrvariefctor  in  the 
His  knowledge  of  mining  is  nineteen  degrees  belptf  ahknlbia  #ero» 

5 each  Glen  mine  isn't  worth  a  cent.  " 

Yours  v^y  ^nly, 


Otft.  14th, 

0»b*  14th,  ’94. 

M r.  o«  .T,  conlsy, 

Utlison,  N.  J. 
tear  sirj- 

ThomaS  says  Of  th^  fe*rc»  ^Vhbdii  cff  vteitiJiR  b6ur*ittgd  of 
the  turnup  pulleys  the  ok  ntathod  tv*?  itlfe'  the  holds  tatefti  m 
hour  and  f  1ft  y  jqvi»jutesT.  wh^i-a  the  new  &H<hd.&  hf  turning  a  pipe 
requires  three  hours  wd  twdtrty-xiina  arihataS*-  t  am--  giftd  t&  re-, 
ssivo  this  in  formation,  ##  if-  proves  Ug  jae  that  the  udachihe'  shdp 
at  cgden  is  ,vorse  than  u. aQptUi.  fi/fre#*?  i'pr  repairs. 

We  placed  the  hearings*  at  abuts, 

%#-?  ali  drilled,  reamed*  {bhpppd  had  fv^ppsjludmplete*  ahd  the  shaft 
for  the  turnup  pnllay  «$arj  bfe  piaohd  at  a  leao  ^ritotv  We  want 
vie vr  method  followed  and  itttat  y#  Vtt  'h&phrt  fiWt  y our-  f o-refcah 
can  produce  them  fpr  each  jaTJ**  a  ’WtUciSlU 




Idiiw  *  9  •it 

Messra,  Pimng  *  Ornid* 

Sullatt  Bldg,,  Philadelphia,  Pa* 

Dear  3iw»* 

Mt*»  Edison  ftfts  rioted  ycdea  of  the  Kith  regarding  the 
mines  of  New  Ja r^ay,  also  letter  rtf'  Ur.  J*h)dn&,whi  eH  wa  herewith 
return  to  you,  J|t».  Sd!|s>dn  flays  lla  Ja  vary  glad  ^STthia  infoywatiho 
and  i«  indebted  to  you  for  goUlhg  alswJ  for  him. 

Yours  vjry  truly, 

fltt.  17th, 

Mr,  Oo  J.  Conley, 

Edison,  No J„ 
isar  sir!- 

So.nti time  since  there  was  four  barrels  of  iron  ore  from 
Michigan  fnipped  to  me  and  s  tored'l*^the  belt  way  from  j>ry»  r  #1 
to  41  .Stock  House.  •  Mr.  Edison  desirea  to  tryadttr  Wrists 
with  this  oro  aniijwd  be  obliged  if  you  would  Bind  out  Whether 
the  or,-  is  still  there.  if  not  I  will  have  to  order  duplicate 
ahlpasnt  iron  Michigan, 

Yours  very  truly. 


on.  n-s. 

Mesar8-  pi^ins  &  cmna, 
Philadelphia,  p3. 
Dear  sirsj- 

the  Bneiiah  „  '  '  **  f°*'  aay>  «90  o*  91  of 

tail?  Vant  t  .  *W**  °**  **  *  *“  fl»H*  in  ae- 

°  ow  they  aeod.  pl£  iiNQrit 

Ve*y  thuiy. 

^<rw  ( a  £^UvvC) 

Oct.  18th,  *93, 

Messrs.  Pilling  *' crane, 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Dear  Sirsl- 

Replying  to  yours  of  the  17th  regarding  the  offer  wadd 

by  the  Kartzell  Concentrating  go.,  would  state  that  Mr,  Edison 

says  that  he  would  be  very  glad  to  sell  the  ateBSS"  as  specified  on 
Or.  Jiartzel! '  si  list  at  r, ha  price  named  and  tahe  the  company's 
note  not  exceeding  four  months  provided  the  Messrs.  EartzeH  4 
Pilling  i>, ill  andtf-roe  it.  Shipment  could  be  made  imnediatety 
upon  receipt  of  order  fran  you. 

Yours  very  r.ruly, 



/  . ; 


Oct.  18thr  *3$* 

Messrs,  piling  4  cnaha, 

Philadelphia,  Pd. 

Jlear ’sftrsj- 

Mp,  IWiBpn  has  noted  youra  -of  the  iflth  cjagarditftf  the 
qnsation  of  classification  on  iron  ord*  aJsp  regarding  the  sals  of 
*'Vl»issabe  ora,  and.  t  tanks  you  very  muoh  for  $ha  inftmnation, 
jfOtipe  yei^  ttna?. 



(tit  .  iHh, 

Morgan  gU^ino  eilng  titi.  + 

93  liberty  fit,,  }few  Vor}tc 
hear  4i»to“ 

$4  pan  opr  telephone  meajulgs, would  state:  that  ever  a- 
weak  agh  tfe  notified  you  that  the  crane,  which  you  to  Vo  made  for 
»s/tou  arrived  at  Saloon  and  was  on  tha  odpj  f<Jr  erection, 

and  piert*  everything  «@3  wady  to  go  with  You  promised 

to  B(*Ad  kjwqaoto,  as  par  Voui-  ppo?o»  *14pn  of  JUnd  5th,  toy  which  yott 
w&to  to  "atfperihteprt  the  erection*  installing  dhd  Starting  of 
the  cUana  and  instruct  o«r  wn  ip  ltd  haggling*  a^i?  roiyipB  Upon 
thio.wo  waited  Sim$st  a  week  before  notifying  yen*  agajn.flay  before 
yoatdtohy  tret  c^Jhiy^ivmagain  regarding  th<*  totter,  and  ypu  e^aia 
•promised  to  aepd  trdmdnlPy^A  short  time  ago  wa  recciva'd;  a  teie-> 
phom  raSdstigo  from  Mr  auWhttetoant,  stating  that  your  topi  hid 
arrived  Joy  he  declined  to  htoe  anything  to  d*  with  the  erection, 
tra  are  under  daily  expanse  fpr  demurrage  d»  the  oay  ana. -of  course, 
shailoxpect  yoU  id  jppJoe  *»  ©pod  for  any  exlferd  exponas  caused  to* 
your  delay,  o«r  e upe W.«t9n4eut  stated  that  he  tpia  your  man  that 
he  wot  3d  give  hint  the  necessary  help  in  the  way  of  min*  blocking  , 

Ofte*leat  etc*  etc*  fpr  the  e refit iep, but  that  inasmuch  ad  hq 
stipe  rintendWg  the  same -he.  $f  ^odfaey  Wl»ld  to  hold  toaponoible 
for  fcny  dMqages  that  might  too  do nd  to  the  prune  or  otherwise* 

Aa  stated  to  you  hyphens"  we  are  being  M$zy  caleh  delayed  Ijy  yw 
actions  in  the  Mattel}  aite  ptuat  toaj.s t  'ton  toying  ^omspto  iuwadiata- 
Jy  to  go  ahead  with  tho  bnato  vm  we  «dat  jsnpw  wh^tter  >du  will 
not  superintend  it,  so  that  wa  may  got  someone  todc  it. 
want  the  crane  to  help  put  in  soma  madfcinarjr  which  will  arrive 

Xtora  yary  truly* 

■.  GL ^eUvw  $W  jjjj 

>ijli  asking 



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Nov.  3?d,  iS98. 

I;  and  that  y  ou  ha  Vd  h  J 

c!Sww;iyig  the  c cti simpt ioh  of  -fclb&ljMgfc  horse  poorer, 
ing  al  l  you tp  boiler  and  engine  dffj«4i!*tment.  We 
h  indebted  if  you  would  lei  ns  have  ,a  cojjy  of 


}}oy.  4th,  2893, 

Mr.  Frank  Marr, 

1310  Filbert  St.,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Dear  SirS- 

Replying  to  years -of  32st  uUo>>  regarding 
Mr.  Well,  would  state  that  we  find  his  initials  are  K,  W.  Va 
wovUd  be  much  indebted  for  any  information  you  can  give  Ua  regard¬ 
ing  him,  as  per  ours  of  27th  dlto. 

yburs  very  truly, 


Treasurer,  Mahoning  polling  Mil  1  to* > 

<j/o  Jolih  R.  Beitaett,  Bs-i . ,  fotttjr  Bldg, 

In  reply  toy  out  r  telegram  asking  if  year  work 
has  been  satisfactory,  t  would  say  that  as  to  time,  quality  -ana 
price,  that  of  all  the  firtns  bidding  for  our  wprk,  yours  li^s  «ivaa 
th^  most  satisfaction,  especially  in  relation  to  time  of  delivery. 
Which  has  been  according  to  agrafllnSnt,  and.  which  has  not  bean  the 
case  with  other  firms  to  which  we  have  given  Work* 

N.  -jl  &  #at\  Concentrating  Works, 

'Specifics  tion  for  the  cohstraetiob  of  Dust  Chamber,  526 
Main  Air  Duct,  and  Dus  tints  Boxes* 
biist  Chanber. 


jhe  Dus  t  Chamber  si  das ,  top,  Dot,  topi  and  encis  will  be 
Made  up  of  two  thickness  of  Hemlock  1»  thick,  planed  one 
aide,  and  one  thickness  of  Re a  in  Siaed  Sheathing  Paper 
laid  on  in  tlia  following  order. 

First  thickness  of  .1"  hemlock  laid  on  studs  horizon  tally 
planed  side  put  and  covered  inside  with  ona  thickness  of 
Resin  Siaed.  Sheathing  Papsr. 

Second  thickness  of  1*  hemlock  laid  on  paper  vertically. 

Dus  ting  Boxes. 

The  Dusting  Boxes  Front  and  Ends  'Kill  be  made  double 
thickness  matched  ceiling,  one  layer  horizontal  and  one 
vertical,  wit, h  t hicknas, a  of  resin  asset!  sheathing 
•  between* other  parts  single  thickness  matched  ceiling. 

All  cleats  on  ins  ids  ■  wil  .1  be  put  on  with  screws  and  the 
doors  or  front  will  be  put  on  with  do  rows,  and  must  be 
made,  as  near  as  possible  *  duet  tight,  and  must  be  made 
in  such  a  manner  as  will  facilitate  -their  easy  removal. 

The  Air  Passages  wil  1  be  made  of  one  thickness  ol 
matched  ceiling  all  screwed,  together,  and  so  constructed 
that  it  can  bo  readiljr  taken  apart,  and  such  cleats  as 
are  necessary  to  construct  same  should  be  put  in  in  such 
a  manner  as  will  least  obstruct  2lassa£0* 

Main  Air  Duct. 

The  sides,  top,  ate.,  of  main  Air  Duct  will  be  mans  up  of 
two  thickness  of  material, 

The  first  layer  of  lu  hemlock  laid  horizontal,  plsm* 
side  out  and  ««8^H  %ain 

Mr.  0,  J.  Cozilsy, 

Enclosed,  pi  eaaa  find  specifications  for 

const  rue 


;ol  ogram  of 

Satsj  fday , 

Replying  to  Bti* «  note 




York  City, 


sand  out  to  us 

use  Saturday. 

Ears  by  Friday. 

The  bills 

fading  Iron  Co., 
Thera  has  boon 


ful  1  unt  il  you  hear  frori 

take  made 


■ery  truly. 


TK,  Mnw  V  M,r<  TEaiso"  Vistos  veil  to  send* for  the  next  thirty  days, 
The  Mu  York  oi  Commerce.  Better  arrange  to  have  it  L- 
ssaJ  to  me  and  I  will  see  that  he  gets  it  every  day. 

Yblirs  very  truly, 



Bov,  9th*  1 9<S; 

Mr.  W.  S.  Pilling, 

Philadelphia,  Pd. 

Dear  sir. - 

I  sand  you  to-ddy  photograph  of  Ur.,'  Edison  with  his  auto¬ 
graph  as  per  your  recant  reouest  ana  tiusi  that  it.  will  arrive  ih 

good  conditii 

Mr.  A.  0.  Tata, 

Bdison  Bldg.,  New  York, 


Yesterday  I  had  a  call  from  Mr*  £•  ■#*  Jefferson  an  old 
friend,  who  is  now  superintendent  of  the  M.  Publish  ing  Botis  a  at 
Madras,  India.  Mr*  Jeff  arson  thinks  tha i>  he  tsiild  sell  'Some  of 
you-  fan  devices  in  Indiana nd  also  wishes  to  kriow  to  whbirt  it  will 
be  necessary  to  apply  to  get-  a  phonograph  for  India.  If  it  will 
not  coni’ lict  with  other  connections  J  win  Id  be  obliged  to  irod  if 
yon  would  mail  Mr.  Jefferson  the  printed  nutter  covering  the  fan 
dev  ice,  together  with  the  prices  and  disdotmt,  also  infonpatioh  re¬ 
garding  the  phonograph,  Ur:  Jeff  deal's  address  for  ti.e  na*t  few 
weeks  will  bo  P.  6*  Box  282>  Baltimore,  Md, 

Thankiiig  Yoii  in  advance  for  yoxtr,  trouble  in  the  matter 
i  aui, 

YOnrs  Ye*'?  bruly. 

Nov,  ai)th>  ' 96 , 

Mr,  %,  3,  Perry, 

New  York, 

Q»a!'  Sir:- 

Ab  pdr  te  lephoiie  meawaitif*'*  wo  hdVa  sent  the  insurance- 
;  icies  to  yolk  bV  bur  U*.  l&Akil,  dxoeptihe  Mo  of  the  tano whirs 
1  i!  a  ranee  to.-,  had  tthe  of  thl  jPhabhiit  of  London,  which  we  he>'e- 
v  ji  h  rotara.  KSgAlilitis  the  L&n'0a'ahi'i''0  jidJiciao  >va  wish  you 
*  >--ld  a  earn  why  the  aprlnkS e ^  al ip  Was  attdbhbd  tt>  the  policies, 
i  t  we'  underatprid  at,  hot  having  a  Sprinkler  at  fid  is  om  in  (ids*  of 
'  n:s  those  policies  *,-.«£).  void,  Please  have  them  made  Eighty 
z- so  Please  %/mm  "it  the  notice  required  W  tjia  JPhpenix, in  eddd 
of  s  shot,  down  of  ovpr  £0  day^has  been  given* 

We  also  riots  that  spjijy  pf^he  policies  are  atiil  Written 
as  “Ogden",  ana  .also  tiia*  op  ijuije.  a  jivtjqfysy  the  slips  attached 
are  not  signed  fcy  tfaq  46  iff  1$  pn  ipsn^fipd  as  -beA£J}gih£  to  the 
policy  to  which  "they  nrai  Wjlf  MpwJlfl  ?e 

also  note  that  quite  ^  ntuohor  pf  th o  j,ci^ « 4^V0  a  fJ^auss  to- 
the  e f feet, that  if  any  policy  pf  any  ptlje'i*  cpcjp^ny.has  the  30# 
coinsurance  clause. that  Its  policy  pjjwil  aJao  y^af  «*nde«  it  ?lso> 
We  note  that  only  two  or  thyee  poli(ji^’})a-jW  tits  80#  clause  , 

Why.  ecu  id  not  these  two  or  three  po  lioisfl  b£  canqyllpa  a«jl  insur¬ 
ance  rewritten  *n  other-  companies  equally  ps  good,  without  t:  e 
30#  clause,  fbis  would  cut  out  all  the  policies  on  the  Bp#  clausa. 

We  doubt  the  widdom  of  imtting  njors 'thah in  “? 
o>vP  company  arid  would  like  soma  assurance  as  to  the  standing  of 
the  Mutual  ($44500)  Mnf.  & -"Builders  ($20000),  Lancashire  ($20000) 
and  particularly  the  Columbian  f.  I.  ^o.  Of  Louisville  l$£kSVQ)* 

■Nov,  44th,  ■•<}&. 

Jessys.  ^14^  ihg  <fe  ^r^n  a, 

&dia$e)lphi»,  Pa. 
pOrtM***'  ■ 

fl-Pf  % disoii  ja  in  "ege  ;ipt  of  y  cairn  of  the  loth  Tegerding 
4hs  taJJf  with  JXR*  ^^44  oyp^  flight  mt,<?s  ana  is  yeryjaueh  in- 
dehJy-Vi  fpi*  -thd  irjfo'naatilpn,  A^qq  fr)  ngosip  t  of  the  Pennsylvania 
freight  report?  for  is  afsp  oblige^, 

Jffg  'H% 44  e^nd  yon  porrpoirow  a  lot  of  bricks  as  per  on* 
•fiicont  promise.  Regarding  th?  phofc ograph  of  Mr»  Edison  -would. 

M  *’ 

state  that  the  qwi\z  went  to  -you  by  Wells,  largo  express  -and  un¬ 
doubtedly  i  you  will  receive  it  to-day1. 

Voiles  vefy  truly. 

Nov,  lbtfa,  1 93i 

fe.  fh  DaV-is, 

7  SoOkmaft  gt*  *  liew  Ydrk. 

Jlaat*  fcith- 

R^pit^iiK^  t<S  or  the  loth  wdU:v  a  ta#a  that  I  have 

ao  bus#  that:  i  have  fc&in  urfable  td  taka  hjf  tlia  bastion  oi 
13m  a&eka  i  ora.  }  will  hardly  be  abiO  ,4b  gOt  at  it  i'di*  %ha 
-next  t&rep  tqonfchs.  We  aha  jus  t  about  t b  ais|i*t  lip  out*  new  works 
an$  J  a<n  spi^djn/;  $vary  moment  trying  to  gat  them  started* 
Yohiteveitf  t^Viiyj 

Nbv..  13  th, 

.o’.  W.  So  Perry, 

New  York, 

Dea r  gir:- 

Mr.  Edison  v/iahes  you  to  get  freight  rate  on  a  catgo 
of  iron  ore  to  Cardiff,  England  from  lie w  York.  Also  to  1  ears 
all  the  transfer  charges  from  the  Central  S.  rt  until  the  ore 
nut  aboard  ship,  Ha  wants  this  I  believe,  in  making  soma 
estimates  on  f oreign  competition.  Of  course,  it  do?s  not  ms 
any  difference  as  to  the  siz-e-nf  -the  caigD  you  figure  oh  as  tfe 

Mi’.  W.  S,  Pilling, 

'  Phil  adelphisi,  Pa. 
pear  sir:-  send  me  assay  of  tin  first  and  second  <iualitias 
of  'rubio  ore.  This  is  tin  ore  principally  shipped  to  England. 
Also  state  if  assay  is  at  212  and  how  ranch  water  the  ore  contains. 

Yours  very  truly, 


Letterbook,  LM-219 

Tliis  letterbook  covers  the  period  November  1893-Januaiy  1894  Most  of 
the  correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Malloiy,  vice-president  of  the 
company.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  company  financial 
obligations,  equipment,  and  supplies.  Some  of  the  items  pertain  to  insurance 
tor  the  Ogden  works,  the  replacement  of  its  chief  engineer,  and  the  lease  of 
property  in  Michigan  and  the  possible  erection  of  a  mill  there.  There  are  also 
ietters  containing  Edison’s  views  on  lamp  prices  in  Europe  and  on  problems 
at  the  Edison  Phonograph  Works.  A  loose  page  inserted  at  the  end  of  the 
book  contains  a  note  in  Edison’s  hand,  dated  August  22, 1895,  announcing  that 
work  is  hereby  suspended  at  these  Works."  The  spine  is  stamped  "Letters." 
The  label  on  the  spine  and  the  flyleaf  are  inscribed  "4."  The  inside  front  cover 
contains  the  mscnption:  "Letter  book  #3  sent  to  Mr.  Malloiy  at  Ogden  bv 
Express  April  23/94  J  F  Randolph."  The  book  contains  698  numbered  pages 
and  an  index.  Less  than  10  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed 

On  attached  Hot  you  d  ll  notice  that  we  have  inn™****- 
Wico  on  the  Crusher  Cori  iaShiant  ^,VB  lnat  ®daort 

instead  of  ten  vj?  nV»n  ^akln«  it 

toSo"?  tTrL;\?i>;rm9* 


•  v,’w  as  4t  ia>  *0*  p  SittJe  while,- 

_  wr  *$«>  engine  are  still  in  this  wm 

bCji  ?  f  ’ 


. ' -1  '.»ruta?  sr 

V& ^.c  ''’•  As  011  these  i'igurea  we 
5  at  the  results. 


Youn*  vary  truly, 

>„-4wi  _  Hi 

Perry  Esq, 

Enclosed  please  find  the  bill  from 
vertisar,  also  bur  requsitioij  4244,  We  are 
postal  from  Edison,  ii 

receipt  of 

rhich  they  state  that 'ho  shipment  of  sand 
was  cede  yesterday,  because  of  no  orders"  *e  -a*  certainly  very 
nucn  diaapoin*ed,.that  Mt>  Wal hh  h^s  dllpvtfed  us  to  rhn  out  of 

assurances  as 

loose  faith  ii 

Yotirs  very  trttljr, 

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Dear  Sir;- 

#226  We at  44th,  s '  ,  No  Y_ 

, .  hS  ~  ''  inst*  has  0Qn,8  to  hand  iv  tl 

a“3en°e  of  Mr.  Bdiaon,  lv  io  nl,  .  tl 

at  .  ia  Ming  and  v  , 

nation  win  be  placed  bef  .  '  '  ''Jnl 

wore  h.;,  ’...mediately  after  hia  rat  ' 
ah  I  am  afraict  will  not  fn  tifflS  t 

four  kind  invitation*  ^  ^ 

jrtfa  i$rs. 

MPn  0.  .T. 


tha  J  b*tsa  „<7u  vt  m 

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k-’ch.  3i 
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*h«n  they  expiy.v, 

5  Pol  .-iciaa 
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Manufaetareu  &  EUildarh, 

J)ay*  ?  1  policy 

IS*  »  Policies 

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2  policies 

^Oo.Vjjubf  a 

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aommon  viialtli, 
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3' -shy,  27 

2  policies 
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h8  **“  in  all  oaaos 

*•  El8b8  >»*•».  to  aaaaa,  „ 

E.  Thomas, 

Bdlaon,  N.  J. 
iDear  sir:** 

„lM  f  ~  “  ~™  -  * »,  Mo,  „  _ 

1  ”  ’1,i0,,  "*  -•  •*.  »* 

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Yotxrs  vary  tr>uly, 

11  •  J.  &  P. 


NtJv.  ZB,  1893. 

Mr.  Perry, 

New  york, 

Dear  SirS-- 

Mr.  Edison  has  noted  iopy  off  Mr.  William1 s  letter,  and 
is  vary  much  indebted  for  same.  He  hfrS  written  foh  dorse  6f  tie 
books  mentioned  by  Mr.  Williams,  He  also  that  he  would  be 

obliged  if  Mr.  Williams  would  maW  for  hiih  the  prq*f<>rm«*T 
accounts  of  Vessels  discharging  at  Barryil'f'MidleSboro. 

Enclosed  plaese  fpfi  letter  ff-or  jid.,  and  requisition 
4263  which  we  negleoted  to  send  ybu  y^|tetefd45r. 

t V8V&  truly. 

N.  4  Pf 

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Mr‘  6.  J,  cortlay, 

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Yotro  v?ry 

Me.jg rs.  Filling  &  crane, 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 


w.  «a  in  l-.c.lpt  of  yo„  favor,  of  a,.  lM,.; 

oo.o  a  ana  fW3y,  Raplying  to  the  ona  regarding  Raii  Roart  Ratoa, 
»».M  at...,  „r.  Mi.*  ,ay,  th9  rata.  ^  arrm8.„nt. 

satlafaotory,  ala.,  a,y.  ttat  m  hav,  a  apeofaj  rat.  on  aand  at 
5o/al]  over  North  Jersey, 

(jy J  SLvvXv 

Regarding  bide ,  ^ would  4sk,  tb*t  you  let  us  have  them  by 
Tuesday  next,  as  we  will  piaoo  order  on  that  dW. 

Answering  the  question  of  the  Pennsylvania  Steel  Co., 
would  state,  that  we  would  M*  to  get  ^  links  delivered  within 
a  month  if  possible,  if  they  have  baft  to  make,  please  aa*  them  to 
send  it  in  on  wire,  by  Tuesday. 

vo^ps  very,  truly, 
VV^Hv^a  JlgiUp 

N.  J,  *  p, 


Ml’*  °*  J •  Coni  gjl1, 

Edison,  N.  J, 

Wo  have  decided  to  iMice  a 

En.  “*lw  a  °^Se  ^  tb  our  ohitf  ' 

Engineer,  and  worn*  Advise  you  to  dieohar^  K. 

*»  »«  ,te  '  r5a  to“  “  ""■=•  *“  1WA 

.  «>  W.U.,  *  „ot 

h"  *»  ov  „„  ■  !  vw,‘ 

; -  -  «*.«*„*„.**.,  Wa,118>1Miw. 

-oes  »o.  *.  i,  w  cwnM  to 

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Nr  J’  *  pf  9*  W.'; 


pet.  ma. 


$h9  'RoJ  ling  iliil  Gw., 

fldnvilie,  fa, 

Gant  lam  epj1-*- 

UDflylng  to  yoinV  of  the  9t,h  lust,,  itdtlid  say*,  that  m 
will  -not  place  ofder  for  the  additional  bdiikei'  -Until  we  make 
thorough  t&s-t  -of  present  one. 

The  b  nicker  arrived  to-daf ,  ana  about  list  if  the  Street¬ 
car  -peopl-e  in  nrange  are  down  on  your  Company,  for  shipping  su^fc  a 
Machine  her*9,  as  the  wagon  carring  tht}  machine  got  stuck  on  \h* 
ti*acka  'to-day,  stepping  the  cays  ir.  both  direction,  for  quite-  a 
t ime ,  ' 

yours  y  e  y  i^ly, 

..  Cl 

!Pr*4nci  Partcen. 

We  have  an  duo otlht  against  the  United  Company  of  sftfrtid 
throe  thousand  do  11  aha  (&4.000)  'fhey  refusf  to  PaY,  giving  n6,  rea* 
son  and  are  vary  ugly.  Wri  have'  stopped  all  work  fpr  them,  Which 
1  .suppose  we  have  a  right  to  do  as'  they  refuse  to  pay  for  current 
work,-  still  I  do  not  want  to  be  ugly  myself f  as  I  think  Jessie 
Seligman  himself  is  deceived  by  the  disreputable  persons  dro&ttd 
him.  ' 

Yon  probably  know  fro/n  the  Contracts  that  theuUriited  bh-, 
own  1-4  of  the  stock  of  the  Phorio.  Works.  i  hold  agaipat  the' 
Woris  demand  noted  for  over  $300, 00Q  fd"  cash  advanced,  arid  if 
they  carry  their  ugliness  too  far,  perhaps  it  would  be  best  to 
wina  the  concern  rip  if  that  is  legal  and  right,  under  the  ci~* 

Every  time  I  do  anything  for  them  they  dispute  and 
quibble  and  the  end  is  a  compromise  with  a  graai  lose  to  the 
work  s , 

Youris  vary  ^rtq.y, 



Mr.  James  Wilson, 

Spur r  Maintain i  Mich. 

Dear  Sir:--  ' 

Will  ypn  kindly  advise  me.  the  amount  of  taxes  on  the  Spurr 
property,  also  on  the  Stewart  property,  and  when  it  is  necessary 
thRt  they  should  be  paid. 

See  from  the  papers,  that  you  are  having  a  great  deal  of 
suffering  in  your  section  of  the  country  this  Winter,  is  it  a4  bad 
as  the  pppe^a  make  out? 

You-s  very  truly, 

Mr.  John  C . 

Dear  Sir 

e/o  Fhoa  nix  Iron  Works, 

Phoenixvili*,  pa„ 

W3  *'*  ‘n  '■*'SilU  ”f  '»»»■  t«U6m«  t  to  t  ,o„  »U1 
poaition  of  Chi.f  *»5lm.,r.  „  }I50.  w  „Mcjl  „  to, 


Replying  to  sane  would  state  that  we  have  advertised,  and 
that  we  will  consider  your  application  anong  the  rest,  in  the 
meantime  would  advise  you  to  go  up  to  Edison  some  Sunday  and  look 
the  place  over,  and  if  it  is  satisfactory  to  you  think  possibly 
we  might  come  to  scrna  terms. 

Yours  very  truly 

*1J!a -yi-C.-  President, 

N.  J.  &. 

c.  V,, 


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Daoamben  lath. 

W  Wilaoh, 

swjv  Mount  ftin,  Mich. 

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^  .«  SWW*  P^.rtl„  ta  „  6M  am  ^  mtM. 

A,  I  »  *„  taaM  ^  tQ  b9  p>ii  bMo_ 

ite  -flow  a  t  thjiB  month. 

“*  “• kiM1'  —  -  «-  *•  ^ui8S « ln  saaa  „ 

“  »«  It  ™  o^r  „«*  iM,  M  *.  lan8  mm 

•«U  b,  **»„«  W„e  ^  ,Uh  tha  coluoto^ 

*‘  'U1  m  tK"  *““s  *M»  »*«•,  m  »«a4  llte  abova 

Yottpfl  vai*Y  tindy 

18th,  1893 

December  23rd  1893 

Mr.  John  P.  Cummings, 

n/o  Phoenix  Iron  Works, 

Phoenixv.ilie,  Pa1 

Dear  Sir:- 

We  have  your:;  of  the  18th  inst  and  are  glad  to  note  that  you 
were  at  the  mine  on  Sunday  last. 

We  cannot  agree  -ith  you  that  the  plant  Is  in  such  had  shape,  hut 
will  admit  that  it  is  rather  dirty  and  out  of  order,  and  wants  to  he 
put  in  shape  it  is  true. 

vie  believe  that  a  mail  who  thoroughly  understands  his  business  can 
put  it  in  shape  in  a  reasonable  time  with  sufficient  help. 

We  are  not  aware'  that  there  is  a  great  deal  to  he  done  over,  hut 
are  aware  that  there  are  some  points  regarding  the  Corliss  Engine  which 
will  have  to  he  changed,  on  account  of  mistake  of  last  man  in  charge. 

Regarding  the  matter  of  exhaust  pipe  of  Corliss  Engine,  to  which 
you  call  our  attention,  we  would  state  that  you  did  not  know  that  in 
place  of  valves  we  have  used  blank  flanges,  in  as  much  as  we  consider 
and  hope  to  run  compound  condensing,  when  things  are  in  order,  And  if 
we  find  that  we  cannot  run  this  way  we  will  make  the  necessary  changes, 
by  interchanging  the  'blank  flanges  and  rings. 

There  is  nothing  unsatisfactory  about  the  place,  other  than  its 


«V  the  men  .ho  held  position,  heretofore  h,ve  left 

-  -  Who  he*  the  Position  first  ,es  there  temt  a  ^  . 

“•  He  1,14  Mt  ”teSt“a  “*  «  ~  -t  satisfactory,  and 

Inasmuch  as  .e  .ere  running  experiment.!!,,  his  incompetence  did  not 
onus,  ue  «,  trouble,  at  least  as  far  as  „as  althon^  „•*  ■ 

"  ~  ~  “*  60108  10  °h“88  ~  -W—  to  the  machinery  and  f  ' 
■boilers.  II] 

The  second  „ho  held  the  position  .as  satisfactory  to  us,  but  *1 
his  wife  being  very  sic*,  and  becoming  partly  insane,  hetiought  it  bestir 
to  move  to  the  City  .here  she  could  receive  proper  medical  treatment. 

H.  .as  with  us  upwards  of  a  year,  in  fact  .e  believers  time  over  a 
year,  leaving  of  his  own  accord. 

The  third  man  who  held  the  position  was  discharged,  for  two  masons  ' 
first,  he  was  incompetent  and  did  not  attend  to  business;  besides' being 
man  we  did  not  think  we  could  trust.  Secondly,  we  were  shutting  down 
at  that  time,  preparatory  to  beginning  the  re -construct ion,  and  we  con¬ 
cluded  to  reduce  our  expenses  to  the  amount  of  his  salary. 

•  The  f0Urth  wh0  held  the  Position,  and  who  has  just  been  discharged, 
came  to  us  through  advertising, ,  making  great  boasts  of  h;Ls  ability  and 
naming  his  people  as  references-who  were  satisfactory  to  us-  but  in 
looking  up  his  references  we  found  that  among.the  dozen  or  more  people 

.tarn  he  ns»»d  ad  rsfsroncta,  not  „re  thM1  t.„  w  tBree  ^  ^  ^ 
gr«t„  nusfcer  hM  MTOr  to„a  or  Mu.  the  tm  or  twee  ^  aw  ^ 
him  advised  us  not  to-  employ  him.  „ls  appesrsnoe.  eto.  appeared  .11 

rlE“'  “4  "  h“  hltM  “»  to  hearing  hls  references. 

Ho  started  to  put  the  Corn..  Engine  In  shap.  and  convinced  us 
that  he  was  not  th,  men  .e  «t«.  He  put  on  the  *„  ge.r  on  one  « 
the  cylinders  Wong  end  to,  put  on  the  throttle  the  »ro»g  .ay,  which 
convinced  us  that  he  did  not  understand  the  construction  of  a  Corliss 
Engine ;  ml  In  as  much  as  he  had  hired  with  us  for  a  trial  of  three 
tenths  ..  concluded  to  dispense  .1th  hls  services  and  try  and  get  a  nan 
to  take  the  place. 

,  W9  thinlC  that  thls  w111  set  the  matter  .straight  in  your  mind,  as 
we  do  not  care  to  have  you  feel  that  there  is  any  question  of  partiality 
or  anything  of  the  kind.  The  fact  of  the  matter  is  that  we  want  a 
Chief  Engineer  to  take  charge  of  our  power  appliances,  we  want  a  good 
sober,  steady  man,  one  who  thoroughly  understand  his  business  and  who 
can  operate  the  plant,  both  boilers  and  engines, satisfactorily  and 
economically,  We  have  all  the  experimenting  we  need  to  look  for  in  the 
machinery  in -the  mills,  and  it  is  of  the  utmost  importance  that  we^get 
a  man  to  take  charge  of  the  power  competent  to  do  so,  and'  in  whom  we 
can  place  confidence,  so  that  we  heed  have  no  thought  of  this  part  of  | 

What  we  want  is 

i  who  is  what  he  pretends  to  ba,  and  J 

such  the  position  -will  b.  .  good  one  with  «■>*  P™.,...t.  for  ad- 

vane  ament.  ^ o 

yours  very  truly  CL-  U'r;' 

N.  3*  &  P*  C.  WHa. 


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correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the 
company.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  company  financial  obligations,  personnel 
matters,  equipment,  and  supplies.  Several  items  relate  to  Edison’s  health. 
Another  letter  describes  management  techniques  at  the  Ogden  works.  The 
spine  is  stamped  "Letters."  The  book  contains  700  numbered  pages  and  an 
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port  on  the  Strength  and  Condition  of  the  Bridge  of  the 
Travelling  Crane  at  the  New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Concen¬ 
trating  Works  at  Edison,  New  Jersey. 

general  exatnii 

i  true  tin 

•  ion  of  the  str'a: 

iJcii'f  weighing  11, 000  lbs .  loaded 

ighirig  each  b7o(>  lbs*  loaded, 

The  figurei 

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chord  and  members  T2,  13  and- T4-  of  the  diagom 

per  square  inch  of 

>f  them  being  over-  20,000  lbs.,  . 
lirtect  compress ionr®nnthe  top  chord  mernbei 

range  fro;n-  8550  to  14700  lbs 

length  to  radius  of  gyration  being 

it  90,  In  the  diagonal 

post  Pi  the  straib  is  7800  lbs.  anti  in  PIS,  7900  .7. 
Inchj  the  ratio  of  length  to  radius ' of  gyration 

136.  The  above  strains  do 

include  strains  from  wind 

pressure.  Mqat  of  them  a: 

iderably  higher  than  is  con- 


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:  on hoc 

end  auppor 


mtariaiiy  weaken  the; 


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ami  would  probably 

are  very  much  in  excess 

posits  from 

-the  ultimate 


The  posts  under  dead  load  strains  only  are  perceptibly 

bowed  < 

et ions  of  the  intense  dlatf 


bottom  chord,  see  figure  4,’ are  all 




the  track  stringers  through  the: 


■ains  to  rends: 

i  pended 

cause  i 




the  track  atring- 


.track  stringers  were' effectively  supported  at 
’six. feet,  as  it  was  evidently  intended  that  they 
the  strain?, though  higher  than  usually  used,  would 

intervals  of 

should  be 

bo  danger i 

With  the  conditions  as  they  are,  however,  see  .para¬ 
graphs  5  and  6,  they  are  greatly  in  excess  of  safe  limits. 

The  structure  is  faulty  in  other  -respects  and  the  work¬ 
manship  is  not  first-class.  These  points  can  be  ta^pn  up  ip 
detail  if  desired,  but  are  omitted  from  this  report  as  they 
are  of  less  importance  than  the  points  mentioned  above. 

The  structure  taken  as  a  whole  is  dangerous  and  should  not 
be  used. 

While  it  is  possible  to  strengthen  some  of  the  especial¬ 
ly  weak  points  by  bracing  the  diagonal  posts  PI  and  P13  by 
struts  from  the  adjacent  panel  points,  and  by  reenforcing 
the  bottom  c^ord  member  11  -  12  with  struts  as  indicated  by 
red  lines  figure  1,  1  would  not  recommend  that  this  be  done,  . 
as  the  structure,  though  improved,  would  still  be  unsafe. 

By  Henry  S.  Prichard, 

Engineer,  tffiW  JERSEY  STEEL  &  IRON  CO. 

Trenton,  July  14th,  1894. 

Letterbook,  LM-223 

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correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Malloiy,  vice-president  of  the 
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correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the 
company.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  the  sale  of  by-products  such  as  sand  and 
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installing  a  furnace  at  Glenmont.  Some  letters  concern  the  marketing  of 
molybdenite  and  the  expected  reopening  of  the  Ogden  works.  Among  the 
items  selected  for  filming  is  an  example  of  the  sales  descriptions  sent  to 
prospective  buyers  of  sand.  There  is  also  an  example  of  the  inquiries  made 
during  a  search  for  a  chief  steam  engineer.  The  front  cover  is  stamped 
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of  the  correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of 
the  company.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  sand  and  ore  orders,  personnel 
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the  Ogden  plant  and  difficulties  in  paying  the  company’s  taxes.  Also  included 
are  inquiries  regarding  a  search  for  an  apprentice  electrician  (one  example  has 
been  filmed).  One  letter  contains  the  observation  that  Edison’s  preoccupation 
with  briquette  manufacturing  has  left  him  without  "time  to  keep  up  with 
electrical  matters."  Another  item  is  a  request  to  examine  the  cost  accounting 
system  at  the  Bethlehem  Iron  Co.  The  spine  is  marked  "Letters"  and  "Dec  7th 
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correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Malloiy,  vice-president  of  the 
company.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  equipment,  supplies, 
and  sand  orders.  One  item  relates  to  Edison’s  personal  supervision  of  the 
boilers  to  check  the  quality  of  the  coal.  Another  describes  plans  to  change  the 
line  voltage  at  Glenmont  and  the  West  Orange  laboratory.  There  is  also  a 
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company.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  company  financial 
obligations,  building  alterations,  equipment,  supplies,  and  sand  orders.  Some 
of  the  items  pertain  to  operations  and  the  expected  reopening  of  the  Ogden 
works.  Other  letters  relate  to  a  porosity  experiment  conducted  with  briquettes, 
a  suggestion  by  Edison  regarding  the  making  of  castings,  and  the  threat  of  a 
machinists’  strike.  There  are  also  letters  discussing  kinetophone  litigation  and 
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Yours  very  truly. 

*  *  *  * 1  •vfitt . 

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Pilling  &  Crano, 

Bullitt  Bull  ling,  Pniladdlphia,  Pa. 

Gentlemens  — 

Rap  lying  to  your  favor  of  17  th,  lnot. ,  we  beg  to  say  that  we 
expect  to  have  our  stand  house  in  shape  so  wo  can  ship  the  screened  sand 
In  about  two  weeks,  and  will  then  be  glad  to  send  samples  to  your  friends. 

We  suppose  the  a  and  goes  tr.  Smaua,  fa..  If  such  la  the  ease  would  say 
that  the  Central  Railroad  of  His*  Jersey  has!  v>  quoted  us  a  freight  rate -of"-, 
70ots.  to  that  point,  can  you  do. anything  in  the  way  of  a  better  rates' 

We  have  sold  all  tailings  made  from  former  run,  so  sand  on  hand  is 
that  made  over  two  years  ago. 

fours  truly, 

. _ _ _ 

Vice..  President, 


July  20th.  *96. 

53.  P.  Noyes  Esq., 

44  Broad  St.,  N,  Y. 

Boar  Sir:  — 

Replying  t.<>  your  favor  of  18th.  inat.,  offerihg  to  purchase  some 
of  my Qw*“’&illing  stock  T  beg  to  say  that  1  do  not  care  to  sell  any  of  it, 
particularly  aa  I  ball eve  that^the  progress  we  are  making  is  known,  and  with 
early  shipment  of  briquettes,  that  the  stook  will  bring  a  great  deal  more  tl 

you  offer  now. 

Yours  very  truly, 

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«  ORANGE,  N. 

telephone  :<p  orange 

July  27th.  '96, 

Pilling  &  Crane, 

Bullitt  Building, 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 


Replying  to  yours  of  28th.  Inst.,  we  note  that  you  will  hurry 
the  ba'lanoe  of  the  eight  cars  of  bltumlnlous  ooal  ordered  last  week,  also 
the  information  as  to  Juragua  Mines,  we  will  he  pleased  to  hear  any  late*-' 
news  as  to  them. 

Mr.  Pilling  hae  no  doubt  fully  advised  you  as  to  condition  of  matters 
with  us  here. 

Yours  truly. 

Now  Jorsoy  &  Patiisylrania  Caoeouii'aliug  Works, 

"Vtr.AM  -^*1 



August  Brri.  '9b. 

Overhead  wires. 

G.  W.  Grant  Rsq., 

Marine  Hotel, 

Barbadoes,  West  Indies. 

Bear  Sir: — 

In  answer  to  your  inquiry  I  would  say  that  there  are  over  two 
thousand  towns  in  the  Untied  States  lighted  by  electricity,  the  whole  of 
the  wires, of  which,  are  overhead. 

Most  of  the  systems  pse  high  pressure  currents,  and  the  accidents  are 
very  few  and  are  confined  to  the  wlremen  who  become  oareless. 

It  is  only  m  the  large  cities  that  underground  systems  are  in  use 
and  their  use  in  smaller  cities  would  be  commercially  impracticable. 

There  will  be  no  risk  in  adopting  the  regular  systems  now  so  exten¬ 
sively  used  in  the  United  States. 

Yours  very  truly, 


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August  16th.  ' B5* 

New  Yorlt  and  Now  Jersey  Telephone  Co. , 

i  time  ago  wo  complained  to  you  of  the  poor  condition  of 

our  lino  stating  that  the  indue 

was  so  bad  .that  we  were,  at  times, 

unable  to  talk  satisfactorily  even  to  hover  or  Orange. 

You  then  promised  to  have  the  lino  put  in  good  order,  anr!  upon  your 
promise,  we  agreed  not  to  write  to  Mr.  Sargent. 

The  line  is  steadily  getting  worse,  and  we  will  be  compelled,  unless 

you  give  it  immediate  attention 

■  the  matter  up  with  Mr.  Sargent. 

We  know  that  you  can  make  the  line  work  all  right  as,  at  times,  in 
the  past  the  service  has  been  quite  satisfactory. 

Yours  truly, 

Hew  -Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  OonesatratinK  Wafts, 


August  21st.  '95. 

Captain  lyes. . 

c/u  Sleotrle  Tr.--.cs  non  Co,., 

FbUndnlphla.  Venn,.' 

Boar  Rlr: — 

we  have  a  mill  repair  gang  ,  composed  of  machinists,  handy 
men  and  laborers,  on  whom  we  depend  for  emergency  repairs  on  our 
crushing  rolls,  shafting,  belting,  engines  &or«,  all'  heavy  machinery. 

If  any  of  our  machinery  breaks  or'  gives  out  while  our  plant.  Is  running 
this  gang  is  put  right  at  It  and  stick  at  it  until  It  Is  ready  to.  run 

While  their  work  Is  being  done  the  mill  is,  of  course,  standing  -> 
idle,  It  Is  of  the  utmost-  importance  that  the  work  be  done  In  the  short 
shortest  possible  time. 

We  need  a  foreman  to  take  charge  of  thin  gang,  one  who  can  use  his 
brains  to  our  advantage  in  directing  the  work  so  that  it  can  he  done  in 
the  shortest,  possible  time  and  at  the  same  time  done  well,  w©  do  not  ... 
expect  him  to  use  his  hands  or  do  any  actual  work  of  a -.manual  character. 

Mr.  Charles  J.  Miller  has-  applied  for  the  position  and  given  your¬ 
self  as  a  •’■oforenos,  win  you  kindly  advise  us  in  strictest  confidence 
whether  In  your  opinion  he  oac  fill  such  a  position  with  advantage  to 
himself  and  us,  also  as  to  his  character  and  habits?. 

Thanking  you  In  advance  f  your  reply,  I  am,.  > 

.  Yours  very  truly, 

Hew  Jersey  &  feiiisytaia  ConceDtratiug.  if  or! 


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of  the  correspondence  is  by  Edison  and  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of 
the  company.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  building 
renovations,  equipment,  and  supplies.  Some  of  the  items  relate  to  the  quality 
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Cost  Heal  estate 
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Jan.  14,  1897. 

Messrs.  Pilling  &  Crane, 



hear  Sire, 

We  have  fully  noted  yours  13th,  relative  to  the  proposed 
visit  by  Major  Bent,  and  will  let  you  know  as  soon  as  brisker  pi  a* 
nt,  is  ready  to  start  again,  which  win  probably  not  be  for  two  or 
three'  weeks. 

Mr.  Bdison,  asks  that  you  send  us  a  list,  showing  the  various 
grades  of  pig  iron,  the  principal  uses  for  each  grade  and  also 
about  present  prices  of  each. 

He  want 8  to  get  a  little  more  familiar  with  the  varioue  grades. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Jan.  16,  1897. 

Messrs,  Pilling  &  Crane, 

Girard  Building, 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Dear  SirsS- 

In  figuring  over  Borne  of  our  supplies,  we  find  that  last 
year,  we  used  1638  files  of  all  sizes  in  our  machine  shop,  (  prac¬ 
tically  all  6"  and  larger  )  with  an  average  of  sixty  men  employed. 

We  have  anidea  that  this  is  exoessive,  and  would  be 
obliged  if  you  would  ask  Baldwin  locomotive  Works,  or  some  other 
large  concern,  who  keeps  suoh  reoords,  whether  it  is  excessive, 
and  if  so,  about  how  muoh. 

Thanking  you  and  them,for  the  information  we  are. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Letterbook,  LM-230 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  Januaty-March  1897.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Malloiy,  vice-president  of  the  company.  The 
letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  building  renovations,  equipment, 
and  supplies.  Included  are  letters  relating  to  operations  at  the  Ogden  works,’ 
the  use  of  respirators  in  dusty  areas,  and  the  depressed  price  of  ore.  Also 
included  are  specifications,  sent  to  prospective  contractors,  for  the  bricker 
furnaces  and  ovens  (one  example  has  been  Filmed).  One  letter  deals  with  the 
possibility  of  making  bread  from  a  combination  of  crushed  stone  and  wheat. 
Another  pertains  to  the  installation  of  a  new  telephone  at  Glenmont.  The 
spine  is  stamped  "Letters."  The  book  contains  497  numbered  pages  and  an 
index.  Approximately  5  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed. 

Jany.  22nd.  1897. 

Mess.  Pilling  &  Crane. 

Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Dear  Sirs: 

We  heg  to  acknowledge  receipt 

of  check  for  $1073.92  from  Pennsylvania  Steel  Co.,  covering 
shipments  of  ore  during  1391,  we  have  asked  our  Orange  office 

to  return  the  voucher  direct  to  you. 

Will  you  please  express  to 

Mi-.  Pelton  and  Major  Bent  our  appreciation  of  their  generous 
action  in  the  matter,  and  also  state  that  we  hope,  through  our 
briquettes,  to  enable  them  to  make  many  times  the  above  sum  in 
tine  near  future. 

Yours  very  truly. 

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February  25,  1897. 

My  Dear  Up  Bachelor 

I  herewith  enoloee  letters  from  J.  D.  filler  s 
Qo.  covering  Corliso  Engines  also  one  Cross  Compound  for  your 

If  we  buy  a  Cross  Compound  Corliss  at  a  low  price  and  ar¬ 
range  so  that  the  cash  payments  would  be  about  the  same  as  what 
we  would  have  to  pay  for  a  Simple  Corliss  and  get  time  on  the 
balance  ,  say  six  and  twelve  mohtha;we  would  be  inclined  to  buy  a 
Compound  Engine.  We  mention  this  now  thinking  it  possible  you 

may  come  across 

3  at  a  low  price. 

Yours  very  truly. 

To  0ha8.  Bachelor, 

(j/o  Edison  Mfg.  Company, 

23rd  Street,  New  York  City. 

February  26,1897, 

My  Dear  Prof.  Marksl- 

Mr  Edison  wishes  me  to  thank  you  for  the  con¬ 
gratulation  extended  in  your  recent  letter  and  aleo  to  eay  he 
expecuthe  next  furnace  test  to  make  a  muoh  larger  percentage 
of  increase  as  to  out  put. 

We  are  now  going  ahead  with  the  work  to  increase  the 
.bricker  plant  and  hope  to  have  entire  plant  in  operation  by  May 

We  have  tested  Mill  #1  and  succeede-d  in  getting  capacity 
of  308  tons  per  hour  and  we  are  safe  on  the  eetimated  capacity  of 
5000  tons  per  day, 

As  to  the  stosk  I  have  delayed  answering  your  letter  until 
I  could  go  to  New  York  and  see  some  of  the  people  on  Wall  Street. 

I  find  some  of  it  can  be  bought  at  about  75/,,  I  asked  the  brokers 
to  keep  me  advised  as  to  the  market  and  if  there  is  anything 
of  interest  comes  up;  will  advise  you, 


Yours  very  truly, 

Kebruary  2&,  1897 

New  York  *  N.  j  .  Telephone  Co: 

16  smith  Street, 

Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

Bear  Sirs:- 

«*  ^  w  contraot  oojsr_ 
7  r  ?■*“■*  in™''hu> « -  -  ~  *. «. — .. 

Xlevrll^n  Park,  Orange  ,  N*  j# 

This  contraot  is  to,  be  the  one  ,  that  is  unlimited  as  to 

th.  —  of  ealin  par  ^  ^  _ 

presentative  tha*,  you,  W1n  n.,±  ,  „  _ 

wiij.  pU1>  An  a  VQry.  nloQ  mtttu 

Yours  ve*y  t*uly. 

February  2«,1897< 

Messrs.  Pilling  &  Crane, 

Girard  Building, 

Philadelphia,  Penn. 

Dear  SirsS- 

Confirming  telephone  conversation  ;  |  beg  to  say 
that  Mr.  Edison  and  the  writer  expect  to  be  at  mill  all  of  nes 
week,  excepting  Monday,  Will  be. glad  to  see  Mr.  Pilling  as  v 
have  several  matters  tc  talk  over  with  him. 


Mr  Alex.  Pollock, 

15  Qortlandt  Street, 

New  York  gity. 

Dear  Slrj- 

On  my  return  here  I  find  that  our. boys  neglected  to 
forward  you  sample  of  oil  as  promised.  I  talked  the  matter  over 
with  Mr.  Edison.,  he  has  come  to  the  conclusion  based  upon  some 
experiments  that  he  has  tried  ,  that  he  will  adopt  the  Filter  Bag 
system  as  we  find  that  it  does  its  work  very  well  and  the 
out-fit  is  inexpensive. 

Thanking  you  for  your  trouble  in  the  matter,  we  are 

Yours  very  truly, 

February  27,  1897, 

Mr.  Wcrv  G.  Mather, 

Marchantile  Bank  Building, 

Cleveland,  Ohio’. 

Dear  SirS~ 

Replying  to  your  favor  of  5th  inst.,  to  Mr.  Kdieon 
relative  to  the  Mlchigamme  property,  we  beg  to  at  ate 'that  owing 
to  present  low  price  of  ore  ,  we  could  no*  very  well  consider 
doing  anything  with  your  property  at  present, 

Should  we  be  able  to  do  so  in  future  we  will  communicate 
with  you. 

Youre  very  truly, 




February  26,  1897. 

My  Bear  Miller 

Mr  Edison  has  handed,  rrie  your  letter  of  the  3rd,  • 
asking  me  to  write  you  our  experience  the  malleable  iron 
bricker  dies,  which  we  have  case  hardened*  vWe  send. you  under  se¬ 
parate  cover  a  piece  of  one  showing  how  deep  the  hardening  goes 
and  as  things  look  now  we  will  undoubtedly  adopt  malleable 
iron  dies  for  that  particular  work,  as  theyv are  inexpensive  com¬ 
pared  with  chilled  iron,  and  we  also  find  that  in  hardening  they 
do  not  change  thior  shape,  so  that  we  can  finish  before  the  hard¬ 
ening  takes  place. 

This  is  quiet  a  desirable  feature  Should  you  oare  to 
make  any  experiments  in  this  line  and  have  not  the  facility  for 
case  hardening  you  will  find  that  Messrs.  J.  H.  Sternbergh  &  Son 
of  Reading  ,  Penn  . ,  will  do  very  good  work  for  you. 

We  do  not  know  whether  they  can  harden  pieces  of  castings, 
without  hardening  them  qll  through  as  so  far  all  the  work  we 
have  donev  required  equal  hardening  at  aj.1  parts. 

yours  very,  truly. 

Eor  the  Construction  of  Eight  Briefer  furnaces  ana  Ovens. 

tpo  be  constructed  according  to  the  following  specification  and 
accompanying  drawings  A  1399  and  £  140b,  and  upon  the  Foundation 
erected  and  furnished  by  th  e  New  Jersey  and  Bensylvania  Concen¬ 
trating  Works,  at  Edison,  Sussex  qo'.  New  Jersey. 

The  total  length  of  furnaoe  and  oven  to  be  twenty  feet  and 
two  inche a ( 20  * -2" ) ; the  width  of  furnace  seven  feet  (7'-0")center 
to  center; tlve.  width  of  Oven  five  feet  six  inches  (5’-6i’};the 
heightof  furnace  six  feet  three  inches  (6*  -3");  the  height  of  oven 
twenty  three  feet  (  231-0")  above  its  foundation. 

The  furnace  to  be  constructed  with  a  fuel  chamber  four  feet 
seven  in  dies  (4’ -7" )  long,  four  feet  four  inches  (4’-4n)  in  width, 
and  the  height  above  bearer  bar  at  furnace  door  to  be  thirty  two 
inches  (32")  and  at  the  back  end  thirty  eight  inches  (38"). 

The  tops  to  be  made  ’with  longitudinal  arch  of  nine  inches  (9") 
fire  brick  and  nine  (9")  red  brick  laid  straight;the  sides 

to  be  sixteen  inch  (16?)  walls  with  a  fire  lining  of  equal 
number  of  four  and  one  half  inch  (4-i/2"  )  straight  line  and  nine 

inches  ( 9  "^-roulaclr  or  cross  laid  brick,  the  fire  lining  to  go 
from  the  bottom  of  the  grate  bars  to  the  abutments  of  the  arch 
into  which  the  walls  are  to  be  interlocked  ,  and  the  red  brick 
of  said  walls  are  to  be  interlocked  into  the  fire  brick  lining. 

Below  the  fuel  chamber  will  be  found  the  ash  pit  and  of  the 
following  measurement- s;  the  length  four  feet  seven  inches  (4?~7" 
the  width  to  be  four  feet  '(41-4"),  and  height  at  front  end  twenty 
five  inches  (25">,  and  at  back  end  nineteen  inches  (19"9  Jthe 
height  to  top  of  dead  plate  on  the  fuel  chamber  Casting  to  be 
twenty-eight  .{281')  ;at  the  proper  base  of  the  grate  the  bearing 
bars  are  to  be  masoned  into  the  side  walls. 

In  the  ash  pit  and  at  the  proper  distance  from  the  center, 
three,  feet  one  inch  (3l-l*)  and  at  the  proper  height  of  twelve 
inches  {12*}  and  extending  into  the  side  wall  thirty  inches  (30«) 
is  to  be  masoned  the  air  pipe  .  ten  inches  diameter  (10* )  with 
its  elbows  to  be  furnished  by  the  Oompany. 

Into  said  front  wall  of  furnace  and  ash  pit  the  cast  iron 
casings  for  the  doors  will  have  to  be  set  and  solidly  masoned, 
and  in  said  front  of  fuel  chamber  and  at  the  proper  distance,  of 

four  f'jeh  iou>.-  inches  ( i' -  4 11 }  from  the  base  lino  and  in  ihc  ct 
is  another  air  pipe,  extending  in  the  thickness  of  front  -vail 

thirteen  inohen  (IS"),  of  ten  inches  dlaraeter{10")  with  its 

At  the  laat  two  ovens  the  bolts  and  th&ir  anchors  are  to 
be  solidly  masoned  for  the  buckstays  at  the  end,  and  are  to  be 
put  in  by  the  Contractor  where  required;  all  castings  ,  bolts  and 
air  pipes  will  be  furnished  by  the  Company. 

The  said  furnace  to  be  connected  to  the  oven  and  constructed 
with  a  flue  a«  shown  and  of  dimensions  as  follows  ,  the  width 
to  be  two  feet  eix  inches  (5?.* -6");  height  from  base  line  two  feet 
eight  inches  ?2’ -!*.»);  and  height  from  center  of  arch  down  twenty 
five  inches (25*);  the  thirlmess  to  We  fifteen,  inches  (15”} and 
follow  with  its  top  line  to  continue  with  the  arch  of  ir.'-t 
furnace;  the  sides  to  bs  lined  with  fir a  oriel?  four  and  one  half 
inchest 4-a/fc*}  straight  line  and  nine  inches  (9°)  cross  laid  fire 
brick,  the  bottom  to  be  lined  with  fire  brick  as  shown,  on  the 
drawing  A  1399.  The  said  side  walls  of  the  furnaces  to  be  thirty- 
two  inches  (32”)  thick,  between  each  furnace. 

lo  the  furnace  ia  anchored  and  connected  the  Brisker  Oven, 

the  diraenaions  of  which  are  ae  follows  ,on  the  inside  the  length 
from  the  back  of  the  fuel  chamber  to  be  fourteen  feet  sixteinches  - 
(14!_6"J;  the  width  on  inside  at  bottom  two  feet  six  inches  (21-6} 
for  a  length  of  thirteen  feet  three  inches  (131-3?},  and  the  re¬ 
maining  fifteen  inches  (15?)  to  be  three  feet  (3'-0").  The  dimen¬ 
sions  on  the  outside  to  be  fifteen  feet  six  inches  (15l;-6»)long 
from  the  top  of  the  furnace  ;  the  width  to  be  five  feet  six  inches 
(5'-6J)the  height  to  be  twenty  -three  feet  (231 -0")  from  top  of 
foundation  ;  the  inside  at  the  base  to  be  three  inches  (3»)  thicker 
to  form  a  resting  shoulder  for  cross. laid  fire  clay  tile,  the 
sides  to  be  lined  with  fire  brick  not  less  than  four  and  one 
half  inches  thick  for  a  height  of  twenty-3ix  inches} 26*)  and  length 
of  thirteen  feet  three  inches  (13li-3S),  the  thickness  of  walls  for 
a  height  of  twenty-six  inches  }26")  to  be  eighteen  inohes(l8*) 

AL1  walls  on  inside  as  well  as  outside  to  be  plumb,  and 
above  the  base  or  foundation  no  less  than  eighteen  inohes^lS") 

thick  in  total.  The  base  of  the  inner  space  of  the  oven  to  be 


to  tie  thirteen  feet  (131-0'’)  long  from  the  flue  and  above  the 
shoulder  to  be  three  feet  wide,  the  walla  above  said  shoulder 
to  be  plumb  and  of  equal  right  angular  area  and  have  a  thickness 
of  fifteen  inches  (15")  in  total  and  to  be  constructed  of 
an  outer  wall;  one  brick  in  length  an  inner  wall  of 

one  brick  in  thickness  '  and  the  remainder  of  space 

between  a  filling  of  Mineral  Wool  as  shown. 

The  inner  space  above  the  shoulder  is  constructed  to  con- 
tain  a  chain  conveyor  with  bucket  which  travels  through  the 
said  space  and  said  chain  and  buckets their  idler  Wheels  and  Shafts 
and  Journals  and  boxes  will  be  furnished  by  the  Company,  with 
frames  and  bolts  and  anchors  to  hold  the  journal  boxes  or  Wall 
Castings  in  place. 

trhe  contractor  is  to  place  and  mason  all  the  boxes  and  their 
holding  bolts  and  anchors  into  the  walls  according  to  the 
dimensions  given  in  the  drawings  and  directions  given  by  the 
Engineer  hr  agent  of  the  Cjonpanv, 

-'All  fire  brick  to  be  laid  in  day  mortar  and  all  red  brick 
to  be  laid  in  lime  mortar  and  the  courses  to  made 

level  lines. 


and  binders  to  the  courses  to  be  laid  across  about  every  sixth 
course,  and  about  twenty-four  inohes(24s)  apart, or  according  to  . 
special  instructions  .  given  by  the  Company's  Egineer  or  agent; 

The  wrought  iron  binders  that  are  shown  on  the  drawings  to  be 
placed  and  masoned  at  proper  intervals  longitudinally  of  twenty- 
four  inches(24“)  apart  and  every  sixth(6)  course  in  height  and 
between  the  binders  or  according  to  special  instructions  of  the 
Conqaanyts  Engineer  or  agent. 

The  tie  rods  and  bolts  are  to  be  placed  according  to  the 
dimensions  given  on  the  drawings  and  the  anchors  and  bolts  for 
holding  the  oast  iron  top  to  be  placed  according  to  the  dimensions 
given  on  the  drawing* 

She  Mineral  Wool  the  Contractor  must  put  or  have  it  put 
in  the  apace  between  the  inner  wall  and  the  outer  wall, and  he 
must  not  build  hie  walls  more  than  two  feet  high,  before  the 
-Mineral  Wool  is  put  in  place  in  order  that  he  can  properly  fill 
the  said  space  with  Mineral  Wool  according  to  special  instructions 

given  by  the  Compands  Engineer  or  Agent. 


The  contractor  to  erect  all  Scaffolding,  material  for  which 

Will  bo  furnished  by  the  Company.  The  material  will  be  furnished  * 
by  the  company,  hut  all  labor  of  every  kind  for  laying  brisks 

and  mixing  mortar  &c*e?,  to  be  famished  by  the  Contractor. 

All  work  to  be  of  the  best  workmanship  and  to  the  entire  satis¬ 
faction  of  the  Company  and  to  be  according  to  the  Specification 
and  drawings  as  well  as  to  the  instructions  given  by  the 
Company !s  or  their  Engineer  or  agent. 

March  5,  1897. 

Messrs.  .T.  H.  Rternbergh  &  Ron, 

Reading,  Penn. 

Dear  Sir:- 

We  send  y op  two  samples  ,  each  being  one  half  of  two 
of  the  malleable  iron  casting  that  you  case  hardened  for  us. 

You  will  note  that  on  one  sample  the  hardening  is  quite  uniform 
and  averages  about  l/ltt*  deep;  while  on  the  other  the  hardening 
has  not  gone  any  pepth'.  Please  advise  ub  if  the  castings  were 
treated  together  and  under  same  conditions  as  to  time  of  heating, 
temperature  Ac,  and  also  whether  both  cooled  in  salt  water. 

We  are  very  much  interested  in  this  matter  ,  and  if  we  can 
get  uniform  results  ,  it  will  enable  us  to  do  away  with  chilled 
iron  castings,  which  are  difficult  to  machine. 

If  you  want  to  make  further  experiments  we  will  .be  glad  to 
send  you  more  finished  samples. 


•y  truly, 


Mar eh  5,  1897 


Mr.  S.  J.  MeeXer, 


Nev/  Jersey. 

Dear. Sir: - 

Knclosea  we  herewith  enclose  corrected  blue  print 
D1212  showing  change  in  pattern  4  1441,  Please  maXe  for  ue 
100  casting  as  shown,  and  we  will  have  them  machined  and  hardened 
and  give  them  a  thorough  test  and  if  they  work  alright  •  will 
place  order  for  larger  quantity. 

We  send  you  by  express  two  samples,  each  being  one  half  of 
two  castings  finished  and  hardened  .  You  will  note  that  each  cast 
ing  has  porous  places  at  the  top  and  in  line  with  the  surfaces 
where  we  put  on  the  very  heavy  pressure;  if  possible  we  would 
like  the  oastinge  sound  all  the  way  through.  If  you  put  on  a 
larger  header  would  it  not  overcome  this  trouble? 

You  will  note  that  the  case  hardening  is  quite  uniform  . 
mat  we  like  about  malleable  iron  is  that  we  can  machine  the 
castings  to  size  before  they  are  hardened  ,  as  we  find  that  the 
hardening  does  not  change  their  chape  ;  at  least  it  has  not  so 

Yours  very  truly, 

Ma  r  oil  9,  1897 

'  | 

Mr.  H.  Livingston  Rogers, 

9  Pine  Street, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Replying  to  yours  5th.,  beg  to  state  that  at  present 
the  works  here  are  being  increased  to  fan  capacity  in  some 
portions,  half  capacity  in -others  and  that  Ware  not  runing  . 

As  stated  to  you  before  the  Ore  Milling  Co.,  receives  a 
royality  ,  independent  of  the  price  at  which  the  ore  is  sold. 

We  do  not  think  that  the  present  low  price  of  ore  will  in 
way  interfere  with  the  interest  of  the  Ore  Milling  Co. 

■ .  jr  .  :"N 

Yours  very  truly, 

10',  189 7 1 

My  Dear  Mr.  Miller: - 

Replying  to  yours  4th..,  would  state  that  I 
handed  your  letter  to.  Mr  Edison  and  he  asked- me  to  write  you 
that  the  process  for  hardening  to  which  he  referred  when  you 
were  here  East  (is  the  one  by  which  the  malleable  casting  sent 
was  done;  also  that  he  thinks  it" very  doubful  whether  you  would 
be  able  to  harden  a  portion  of  the  casting  and  still  leave  the 
other  part  soft. 

We  have  barely  got  started  yet  on  the  test  of  the  crusher  plan 
expect  to  have  it  going  by  the  latter  part  of  the  week.  We  are 
however  progressing  on  the  new  work  and  are  making  every  effort 
to  get  off  as  early  in  the  Spring  as  possible. 

Yours  very  truly, 

,  March  ,10,  1897. 

Messrs,  Gildemeister  &  Kami), 


Dear  Sirs!- 

Replying  to  yours  20th.  Ultimo..  .0  »«  «  •«« 
the  analysis  of  our  ore  is  as  follows! 

Metallic  Iron 

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i„  .hioh  our  or.  i.  .hippo*.  Will  you  ^ 

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March  11,1897. 

March-' 11 »  189  V. 

March  12,  1897. 

March  19,  1897. 

Mr  Arthur  H.  Jloyd, 

115  Dearborn  Street, 

In  receipt  of  yours  13th  ,  enclosing  Supplementary 
agreement  for  which  I  am  obliged. 

Will  be  glad  to  see  you  when  you  come  Raet  .  Wo  -re  ma« 

to,  quit.  «»««*>*■  »”  «*  M’  “  ,Iral“ 

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you.  If  It  1»  not 'to  nuoh  trouOia  ,  oil*  thgt  y«l«o»W  *** 
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and  1  should  have  signed  it  fle4‘  ana  Tr9®** 

Letterbook,  LM-231 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  March-May  1897.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company.  The 
letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  building  renovations,  equipment, 
and  supplies.  Included  are  letters  relating  to  iron  ore  prices,  the  proper 
method  of  heating  briquettes,  and  comments  on  making  briquettes  with  Mesabi 
ore.  Other  items  pertain  to  the  value  of  Edison  Ore  Milling  Co.  stock,  the 
choice  of  insurance  carriers,  and  work  done  for  the  New  Jersey  Zinc  Co.  The 
book  contains  497  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Approximately  5  percent  of 
the  book  has  been  filmed. 

Messrs,  billing  &  Crane, 



Dear  Sirs:- 

V/e  are  in  receipt  of  yours  30th.  to  Mr.  Edison  r^a&v. 
to  the  briefer  problem  at  Pittsburg,  " 

V/e  understand  tliat  they  are  trying  to  brick  the  fine  or9 
of  Mfssabe.  Mr.  Edison  says  that  they  have  considerable  of  a 
problem  on  hand,  he  already  having  done  some  work  on  this  ore. 

Regarding  the  prices,  he  says,  the  lower  they  get  the  non 
Bessemer  the  better  he  will,  be  pleased  ,  as  the  low*,.  price 
the  more  the  Eastern  furnaces  can  afford  to  poy  for  our  material 
for  their  .mixtures, 

Your«  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  *  Pennsylvania  CON.  Wc8. 



April  10,  1897. 

Dear  sirs:- 

V/e  think  of  .purchasing  a  'rant  Steam  shovel  of  1-3/4  or 
2  cubic  yard  dipper;  but  want  to  be  satisfied  that  it  will  do  our 


We  desire  to  pick  up  rock  varying  in  6ize  five  tons 
down  to  powder  as  it  is  blown  from  the  face  of  the  quarry. 

Our  crashing  machinery  crushes  five  ton  pieces  and  we  thought 
possibly  that  we  could  use  the  caane  as  a  derrick  to  load  the 
large  pieces  into  the  skipp  on  the  cars  ,  down  to  say  2-1/2  feet 
square  and  use  the  dipper  to  »oad  the  smaller  pieces. 

Will  the  shovel  work  in  mixed  rock  of  2-3/2  square  and  finer 
with  advantage  V 

The  face  of  our  quarry  will  ultimately  be  2000  feet  long 
and  40  feet  high  perpendicular.  The  ore  when  blasted  falls  to  the 
bottom  and  extends  outward  from  the  face  20  to  30  feet  ,  sloping 
at  an  angle  of  about  25  degrees  frm  the  face.  We  want  to  work 
parallel  with  the  faoe  of  the  cut.  What  are 

the  possiblitiea  of 

April  16,  1897, 


April  16,  1897. 

Mias  Sarah  X.  Hill, 

154  Tremont  Street, 

.  Boeton,-  :Masa*\  *•  , 

Dear  -Madam:  -a  ~i 

Replying  to  yours  9th„,  which  has  been  waiting  my 

return  and  I  beg:  to-  state  '  that  if  you  will  write  to  Mr.  S.  N. 

isor-.  ^  .  i".  ■ 

Noyes,  Edi  son  Building,  New  York  City,  he  able  to  give 

you  the  present; market  prices  of  the  Edison  Ore  Milling  Co,  stock. 
We  take  the  liberty  to  suggest  that  if  it  is  not  necessary 
to  make  the  sale  of  the  stack  at  .present,  the  probability  is  that 
it  will  bring  a  much  higher  price  ^before  thread  of  the  year 
as  we  expect  to  get  our  new  works  into  operation  sometime  during 
the  coming  summer  and  the  Ore  Milling  Co  will  from  that  time  on 
reoeive  quite  an  income  from  royalties. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wk*~  ■>. 


Mr.  .iohn  Ur  ant, 

195  headway. 

New  ,  York-  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Your  favor  of  March  30  to  Mr.  Edison  has  just  been 
referred  to  ua,  for  an  answer  and  replying  to  same  we  beg  to  state 
that  we  have,  ,  been  the  last ,  thr-.e  or  four  years"'  erecting  a 
large  plant  at  this  jijLace  on  which  we  have  expended  over 
$2,600,000.00.  and  we  expect  to  get  in  full' operation  between  now 
and  fall  at  which  time  the  Edison  Ore  Wiling  co.,  will  commence 
to  receive  incomes  in  the.  way.  of  Royalties  and  we  believe  the 

sttck  will  be  quite  valueable.  s  .  ... 

"  ."..i!,*y  a  d  the  4V *♦  'ir • .  j  ■■ 

As  to  the  notices  of  the  meetings  not  having  been  sent  you 

,  would  say  that  ones  each  year  the  Company  holds  itsarmual 

meeting  and  notices  of  it  is  always  advertised  in  New  York  paper 

-cry  t-  1-. 

as  required  by  law. 

.T sr #•*.  *-  We  .  . 

We  would  be  obliged  if  you  would  send  us  the  addresses  of  your 

friends  ,who  also  hold  some  of  this  stock,  so  that  we  may  put 
their  names  on  our  books. 

Yours  very  truly, 



April  24,  1897. 

Col«  John  H.  Wood, 

169  Broadway, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Mr.  Sdieon  and  the  writer  went  over  our  ihsurancs  last 
night  and  are  not  at  all  pleased  with  the  way  in  whioh  you  have 
placed  it.  We  object  to  such  large  lines  with  the  following 

Westchester  $55150. 

Insurance  Co.  State  Of  N.  Y«  $$1000. 

Globe.  §26500‘ 

Norwood  11500 * 

Nor  do  we  like  muoh  insurance  in  Companies  like  Broadway 
Standard  New  Jersey,  or  Union  Mutual  Fire  Of  New  Jersey. 

Hereafter  do  lot  take  a  line  with  any  Company  to  exceed 
$25000  and  we  would  prefer  it  to  be  less. 

You  will  reduce  the  amounts  at  once  as  follows*. 

MUMM  to  to  *5000,  't-a-rano.  Co.  st.t. 

Of  fora  $20000,  standard  of  Ha.  Jeraay  to  $2500,  Glooe  $100 


K’”'°oa  “  Oo.  Ne»  Jersey  0(moel 

We-  find  there  are  nearly  200  Companies  doing  business  in 
New  \ork  ;and  we  are  in  about  forty,  w*  want  mora  Conpnnies  and 
a  mailer  li»~*  we  are  compelled  to  pay  a  very  high  premium  v 
want  the  Jieet  pbaaible  protection. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  J  ersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 


April  24,  1897. 

Col.  John  H.  Wood, 

169  Broadway  , 

Hew  York  city. 

Dear  sir:- 

PleaBS  make  the  following  changes  in  our  insurance 

at  once. 

Change  #34  to  #22,  making  all  bricker  plant  #22  and  transfer 
insurance  now  on  #34  ,  so  it  will  cover  building  and  machinery 

Change  #5  to  #2  and  transfer  all  insurance  now  on  #5  so  it 
will  cover  building  and  machinery  #2,  this  we  want  to  do  eo  to 
make  ore’  mill  one  risk  (  please  change  this  on  your  fire  plan) 
Building  #1  Reduce  building  from  #10500  to  #5000  and 
machinery  from  #35000  to  $20000. 

Building  #2 (including  ineurance  to  be  transfered  from  #5jt  as 
above)  Increase  building  from  $$42250  to  $50000  and  machinery 
from  $99500  to  $125000 

Building  #3  Reduce  building  from  $23000  to$10000  ,  stock  from 
$30000  to  #25000  and  Keep  $10500  on  machinery  «js  at  present. 


Building  #4  Cancel  §5000  on  building  and  §1000  on  machinery. 
Building  #6,  #22,  &  #34. ,  are  all  to  be  known  as  #22. ,  as 
adviaea  you  the  other  day  and  as  above 

Building  #22. Increase  building  from  §14500  to  §20000  and 
machinery  from  §45500  to  §75000 

Building  #30.  Redued  building  from  #10000  to  #5000  and  keep 
machinery  #5000  as  at  present. 

Building  #32,  Cancel  #500  on  building  and- #3500  on  machinery. 
Building  #39»  Increase  building  from  $10000  to  $12500  ana 
machinery  from  $77000  to  $90000. 

Building  #40.  Reduce  Building  from  $10000  to  $5000  and 
machinery  from  $12000  to  $5000. 

Building  #43.  Cancel  $2000  on  machinery. 

Building  #50.  Cancel  $2000  on  building/  and  $5000  <)n 

A  good  many  of  the  above  changes  can  be  made  by  tranAfering 
the  policies  fron  one  buiiaing  to  another  without  cancelling  the 
polioiee.  We  shall  expect  you  to  make  the  changes  with  least  aa 
possible  PSSlirto  us.  Please  give  the  matter  your  immediat§,y 

..,000  ,  stock  from 

at  present. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con,  Wks. 


May  5th.  1897. 

Alex  backus ; 

Bear  'Hr:  - 

":!nco  my  return  I  have  talked  with  our  people 
here  and  they  think  it  useless  to  try  anything  out  the  heaviest 
shovel.  They  also  object  to  the  upright  boilers. 

Hoy/  long  will  it  take  to  build  the  ninety  ton  shovel  ,  2-1/2 
yard  dipper. 

Your  enemy  ,  the  J.  F .  &  M.  r;.,  has  one  which  he  says  can 
06  finished  in  three  wseks  and  gurantees  2000  cubic  yards  of  our 
rock  in  ten  hours  or  no  pay..  This  is  more  that  I  think  it  will 
do,  although  I  have  no  knowledge  of  the  workings  of  a  shovel. 

I  see  no  way  out  of  it  but  to  take  this  or  some  other 
heaviy  shovel  for  test.  does  the  work  I  snail  want  two  more. 

When  do  you  expect  build  another  ninety  ton  shovel  ,  or  must 
it  be  built  on  order V  Also  what  i3  the  shortest  time  you  will 
guarantee  delivery^ 

Yours  very  truly, 



May  13,  1897, 

Vulcan  iron  Works  po., 



Dear  Sirss- 

Bnclosed  we  herewith  hand  you  our  acceptance  of  pro¬ 
position  made  ue  this  day  ,  also  copy  of  specification  Binned 
by  your  Mr.  Backus. 

Please  acknowledge  receipt  of  the  letter,  also  send  us  the 
copy  of  the  specif ication  of  the  Carnegie  shovels  as  promised. 

YourB  very  truly,, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  C< 

Vulcan  Iron  Works, 

Toledo , 


Dear  Sirs:- 

We  accept  your  proposition  of  this  date  to  furnish  us 
one  of  your  "Giant"  claB3  A  special  90  ton  Steam  shovel  for 
handling  loose  and  broken  rook  and  ore,  constructed  as  per 
specifications  hereto  attached  ,  and  you  agreet  baring  strikes 
or  unforseen  accidents  beyond  yoixr  control)  to  ship  this 
shovel  on  or  before  July  10th.  next.  The  price  for  this  shovel 
to.,  be  nine  thousand  (#9000)  dollars  F.  0.  B.  cars  at  Toledo,  0h6 

You  will  send  a  competent  engineer  to  accompany  said  shovel 
to  its  destination  at  Edison,  K.  J.  to  superintend  setting  up 
and  to  operate  the  shovel  for  a  period  of  fifteen  -days (15) ,  to 

demonstrate  capacity  and  durabilty,  of  shovel 

as  represented 

by  you  and  teach  our  men.  You  will  bear  -he  expenses  of  your 

engineer'  Ml  other  expenses  vve  are  to  bear- 

guarantee  said  Steam  Shovel  to  load  one  thousand  (1000) 



cubic  yards  of  our  blasted  roch,  measured  in  place  after  blasting, 
on  yo  our  cars  in  a  day  of  tenllO)  hours  each,  provided  that  thea 
ears  are  properly  placed  for  the  shovel  to  reach  them  without 
delay.  You  guarantee  to  do  this  continuously. 

It  is  provided  that  we  remove  all  the  larger  p**”3**  of  rook 
down  to  3-1/2  ^et  cube,  and  to  do  so  without  delaying  the 
steam  shovel  and  if  chained  and  ready  for  shovel,  that  the  sho¬ 
vel  will  handle  the  pieces  as  well,  such  pieces  to  be  a  part 
of  the  1000  cubic  yards. 

Should  you  fail  to  have  a  satisfactory  trial  in  (15)  days., 
you  will  extend  time  reasonably  until  you  shall  have  ful-filled  y 
your  guar  99* 

you  mi  f  «  "  u.pre.ontso,  *»  f 
.uovol  you  o„  oxo.u.0  fr',iS"  ”  "W 

have  paid  on  same. 

In  case  you  cannot  deliver  the 

to  loan  us  one  .«  Giant  B-  shovel 

shovel  by  July  10th.  you  agree 
until  you  can  deliver  the  90 

ton  shovel,  we 

to  pay  freight  one  way. 


You  will  guarantee  the  shovel  against  breakage,  in  the 
ordinary  operation  of  the  shovel,  for  sixty(HO)  days,  should  any 
breakage  occur  ,  except  through  carelessness  of  our  men,  you 
will  furnish  such  parts  without  charge.  If  at  the  expiration  of  & 
the  fifteen(15)  days,  or  more,  you  shall  have  fulfilled  your 
guarantee  and  the  shovel  proves  to  be  as  represented,  we  are  tp 
accept  it,  relieve  your  engineer  and  pay  you  nine  thousand 
(9000)  dollars  ,  one  third  cash,  one  third  four  months  note, 
and  balance  six  months  note  from  date  of  acceptance  of  shovel; 
notes  to  bear  6%  interest. 

Yours  very  truly, 


May  12  1897. 

Soeoification  for  the  90  ton  7ulcan  Steam  Shovel. 

To  weigh  9o  tons  or  more,  Oar  10  feat  wide,  37  feet  long 
sills  of  15"  I  beams  3o  pounds  per  foot  or  more;  deck  of  3/2" 
steel  plates.  House  frame  of  heavy  s.teel  beams  and  .channels 
extra  strong  and  well  braced. 

Special  extra  heavy  trucks;  extra  heavy  steel  jack  arms  with 
6"  steel  screv/s,  Special  round  dipper  with  2-1/4  cubic  yards 
capacity  with  heavy  teeth. 

15 „  steel  dipper  arras  with  heavy  steel  reaching 

5"  s'lid  steel  shipper  shaft  in  bra«e  housing  adjustable 

Kxtra  heavy  boiler  and  steam  fittings,  Brass  valves  a>~d 



Double  13"  x  16 ’*  hoisting  engines 
60"  x  7"  "  gear. 

IX »  x  7"  "  pinion  brass. 

18"  "  drum. 

7"  x  9"  swinging  engines  -  duplex, 
.  48"  x  4"  "  gear. 

7"  x  4"  "  pinion  -  brass. 


swinging  drum  with  wrought  iron  lading. 

7"  x  9"  crafts  engines  -  duplex 

42"  x  4"  «  ggar 

6"  x  4"  ”  pinion  brass. 

Heavy  steel  crane  23  feet  high-  25  feet  reach  each  side  from 
center,  and  14  feet  clear  lift  with  door  oPen  above  level  of  track 
Steel  propelling  chain  wheels,  steel  mast  and  trunions,  steel 
chain  sheaves  large  diameter;  l-3/8«  iron  hoisting  chain 
of  extra  quality;  l-l/4«  swinging  chain  extra  quality-  square 
link  extra  drop  forged  steel  propelling  chains-  special  marine 
firs  box  boiler  tested  to  carry  125  pounds  steam  pressure- 
shovel  to  be  all  complete  in  all  parts. 


Mow  Yen'*  Life  Buildlnn 

.ar  Sir:-  , 

i«  receipt  T»l8'!'-“  ””4'',a 

ravW.  Ma«  for  »*.  0~“““  *-*' 

«».  i“PS°tl°“ 
c„„  *i»  >»*  «-W-«-  «.  *«*  «»  «• 
«***».'  WU  «*»  •— «— <"  «"““J 

rhich  we  fully  not»» 

I„  reply  ..  »«  to  state  «...  »—  «««  ”"8 

-  r~~— «• 

New  Jersey 

&  pemoylvania  Con.  Wk«. 


May  14,  1897, 

New  Jersey  Zinc  Co., 

52  Wall  Street,' 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sira*- 

Heplying  to  your  a.  6th.  and  13  th/  webeg  t.o,  eay  .that 
our  5th  covered  the  proposition  as  made  by  Mr.  Edison  and  as 
understood  by  him. 

The  royalty  is  based  on  actual  dead  coat  of  the  dryer 
ready  for  erection  byyou,  if  procured  from  outside  parties, 

yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  & 

(ylvaniq  Con.  WKi 


Passaic  /Rolling  Mill  Co,, 


New  Jersey, 

De$r  Sirs:- 

Y/e  are  anxious  to  know  whether  the  iron  ore  »  Briquet- 
can  be  used-  to  advantage  in  the  4pen  hearth  furnace  for  burnin, 
out  the  carbon.  We  have  about  '  half  a  car  load  on  hand  that  .v 
assays  about  65*  metallic  iron  .045  phosphorus,  .015  Sulphur 
and  if  you  are  willing  to  try  the  experiment  ,  we  will  be  glad 
ship  them  to  you  without  charge. 

The  only  question  with  us  is  whether  they  are  heavy  enough 
to  sink  through  the  slag.  May  we  ship  them? 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  A  Pennsylvania  Con 

Letterbook,  LM-232 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  May-June  1897.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Malloiy,  vice-president  of  the  company.  The 
letters  relate  mainly  to  personnel  matters,  building  renovations,  insurance, 
equipment,  and  supplies.  Included  are  letters  sent  to  prospective  contractors 
regarding  the  company’s  decision  to  have  bricking  machines  made  in  four 
different  shops  (an  example  has  been  filmed).  Some  letters  deal  with  work 
done  for  the  New  Jersey  Zinc  Co.  The  spine  is  stamped  "Letters"  and  is 
labeled  "May  21,  189[7]  to  June  23."  The  book  contains  498  numbered  pages 
and  an  index.  Less  than  5  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed. 

May  21,  1897, 

Birmingham  Iron  Fouhdry , 



Dear  Sirs:- 

Under  separate  cover  we  send  you  our  blue  prints  show¬ 
ing  our  3"  bricking  machine.  You  will  note  that  on  attached 
sheet  we  have  divided  the  work  into  four  Jobs.  We  do  this  with 
the  idea  of  placing  the  work  in  more  than  one  shop,  as  we  are  in 
the  greatest  possible  hurry  for  it,  and  every  day  we  can  save  is 
of  importance  to  us. 

Please  make  us  your  price  per  pound  P.  0.  B.  Edison,  N.  J. 
inoluding  the  machine  work  on  each  job  as  shown  and  state  how 
soon  you  could  postively  ship  after  receipt  of  patterns. 

Wedrwill  consider  a  bid  on  all  the  work  provided  the  time  of 
delivery  ie  quick  enough.  We  will  supply  necessary  gauges  and 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

V.  P. 



Mr.  R„  N.  Dyer, 

31  Nassau  street, 

T,Tew  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

On  ray  return,  to  the  laboratory  yesterday  I  found  your 
telephone  message  stating  that  Mr  Varies  would  not  oe  able  to 
meet  Mr.  Edison  to-day. 

I  spoke  to  Mr.  Edison  about  going  to  New  York,  and  if  you 
can  arrange  an  appointment  for  some  Monday  or  Tuesday  he  will  go 
to  New  York  to  meet  Mr  Searles, 


Yours  very  truly, 


May  27,  1897. 

Vulcan  Iron  Works, 



Dear  Sire  S  - 

We  are  in  receipt  of  yours  25th.  ,  enclosing  "letter 
from  your  engineer,  who  is  runing  the  last  Carnegie  shovel,  which 
we  herewith  return.  We  are  obliged  to  you  for  it. 

Mr  Bells  on  thinks  the  shovel  is  doing  great  work. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 


W.  C.  Francis, 

^  Op  Oka, 


aar  Sir$- 

Rep lying  to  yiurs  19th  to  Mr  Edison,  we  beg  to  say  t] 
r  Edison  has  already  lone  some  work  on  low  grade  gold  ores; 
at  that  he  has  been  ,  ant  is  so  busy  here,  that  of  late  he  has 
not  given  it  much  attention,  he  however  hopes  to  get  at  it  aga 
oraetime  next  year. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Nfiw  Jer-Bev  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wk 

May  29,  1897'. 

New  Jersey  Zinc  Co., 

52  Wall  Street,  \ 

New  Vork  City. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

Wc  are  in  receipt  ofNyours  27th.  and  we  herewith  enolose 
carbon  copies  of  the  orders  we  have  placed  for  your  account  and  won 
would  suggest  that  you  confirm  them.', 

The  estimate  3ent  you" covers'xthe  cost  with  the  exception 
of  several  patterns  which  will  need  to  'be  made  changed  to  make 
the  dryer  take  the  size  of  material  you  expect  to  try.,  also  the 
ime  of  our  draughtsmen  in  making  changes  in\the  dryer. 

At  this  writhing  we  do  not  think  of  anything  elee. 

We  also  enclose  memorandum  of  the  number  of  red  brick 
and  fire  brick  .,  also  the  number  of  barrels  of  fire  c3.ay  and 
nishels  of  lime  you  will  need,  and  would  suggest  that  yoi\order 
these  yourselves  ,  as  we  have  not  aejked  for  bids  on  them. 

The  30’’  stack  and  connections  we  have  not  as  yet  i 
will  send  you  a  copy  of  order  as  soon  as  closed  on  it. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  *  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wke. 

Blooms  bur 

Thn  iflnirtK  of  a  Rin.tlo  car  should  be  ample 
sroulcl  be  at  least  three  f bet  :or  :more  from  th9..brake ,  to  .  the  skip 
nhich  rests  ofo'ss  ways  on  t^.e'1  Cars'.  -'ir?.-,  xs*, } 

The  body  of  the  ^ar^if  be  ->  iofc  I;  hpams,.  ,?”d 

very  strong.  The  ffidr  ,^th  r.bare ^ri^etod 

on  to  prevent  skips  froA  sltppin^cbff*'  ••••••  '■■;■■■■  <*«;.- 

'Please  advise  us  as  to  what  you  can  furnish,  and  <iuote 
us  price  P.  0.  B»  ;  E&isoh,  Ni'  ji'  If -there-  is  -  any ;  ipf ormatio 

please  oouanunioate  with  us.  -'O'-v.  .• ; 

\v •i.K; ’  * y'ours "very  truly *>,•: •  *>..>  >.rs\Ulr,“.  «•=• 

"  '-'diTt  -  New-1 Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  'Con. .  ,Wk  a. 

'  w.  »ouici  *VWiwi  &’  w  «ii«  •**»• 

ten  3’  gauge  dump  cars,  we  u”  ”  .  ,,d8  or  oend  tv 

s  mishti-feeti ,  them. ,,  A.s, , 



June  11,  1897, 

.Pilling  &  Orano, 


Pa  raw 
Baas:  Sira: - 

Your  Mr.  Pilling  will  remember,  no  doubt,.the  l/2  oar 
ioaft  of. briquettes  which  were  ..left , after  owr-t  test  run  at 
>ri«ker  plants  . .  ,  (  ,  *.  '  ,  M. .. 

Desiring  to  got  rid  of  them  we  asked  the  Paeoaio 
oiling  mil.  Co.,  to  try  them  in  their  soplon  *.e^rtJ> 
and  are  in  receipt  of  the  following  from  them  to-day. 

"  One  of' our  melters  liked  the  way  in  which  the  Sriquetts 
irked  in  our  open  he^th  furnooe..,  ana  the  other  molter  thought  ' 
fit  the  briquettes  were. a  lpp9m§ll„.and ./bfli^Oft^-t^ati  .. 

re  larger  they  would  sink  into  the  melter  and  give  bet&eip, 
■suits"  • 

«  You  might  if  you,  lease,  let  us  know  at  what  price 
a  could  furnish  these  briquettes  delivered  on  oars  here" 

T-e  write  you,  thirftW  It  ^vohdbly  it  will  be  of 
•.ereet  to  you. 

Yours  very  truly. 


June  12,  1397. 

Col.  John  H>.  Woo  a, 

109  Broadway, 

New  York  City. 

jear  Sir:- 

We  notice  by  Bally  papers  that  the  Norwood  Insurance 
Company  -has  impaired  its  Capital  something  over  $50,000  and 
that  it  has  reinsured,  a  portion  of  its  risks  in  Providence 

Will  you  please  learn  for  us  "whether  the  $11,  on 
our  plant  ie  among  the  policies  they  have  reinsured. 

Youre  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

V.  P. 


Mr-ddletown  Car  Work h, 



Wear  Sire:- 

W8»lyin5  to  yours  14th*o  wo  bag  to  state  that  we  will 
write  you  next  week  on  the  return  of  our  Mr.  Edison  ,  aa  we  desire 
to  submit  yen?  sketches  to  him. 

Yours  very  truly 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

V.  p' 

June  19,  1897, 

Vulcan  Ii»on  Works, 



Dear  Sirsl- 

Kep lying  to  yours  to  our  Mr.  Conley. ,  we  beg  to  ear 
that  we  have  all  our  works  well  in  hand,  and  we  have  every 
reason  to  believe  that  it  all  will  be  completed  by  July  20th,  and 
the  entire  plant  ready  to  run  by  that  date.,  provided  you  deliver 
the  steam  shovels  as  agreed. 

Y/e  have  already  written  you  any  delay  after  that  date 
will  cause  us  a  great  loss.  We  ahall  expect  you  to  work  the 
necoessory  fords  to  compote  the  ohovel  according  to  your  con¬ 

Our.  Yir,  Edison  says  that  your  plant  is  large  enough 
to  do  %'ke  wori{  in  contract  time  if  you  work  enough  man. 

Yours'very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con*  Wks. 

\  '  W  p* 

■  V-  \  ■ 


Bloomsburg  Mf(j.  Co.» 



Dear  Sirs!” 

t.  yo,u-5  !«».,  w«  »«  to  «.t.  «• 
™oxp.ot,at-  .no  ,»  -o  5o„e  ov.r  V- 

bl„.  —  -  -  ~  -  -  -  -  ~  "  *“  *“ 

„ -**  -  -  --  ~  ;wi*  °r  ,ow 

and  toe  ear  should  be  at  least  9’  ions  ov*f  all. 

PXoase  quote  us  price  on  the  1»  cars  and  state  ho, 

soon  you  could  ship  alter  receipt  of  order. 

Also  sive  us  specifications  of  what  you  propose 


Yours  very  truly* 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wt«. 

74  Cortlandt  St. 

New  York  City. 

Bear  Siro:- 

Replying  to  your  postal  16th  which  has  been  .forwarded 
to  us  here.,  v/e  beg  to  state  that  the  Brennan  crusher  did  not 
not  run  to  exceed  three  or  four  months  and  that  we  used  to  pu 
through  it  about  30  tons  per  hour. 

The  machines  are  in  very  good  shape  and  we  would  like 
to  sell  them  both. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wk 

June  19,  1897. 


Dea.-  Edgar 

We  are  about  to  buy  ateam  valves  for  our  new 
Power  Plant  where  wo  carry  150  pounds  preaaure.  Will  you  pleaae 
adviae  ua  what  make  and  style  of  valves  you  have  found'moat 
satisfactory  for  work. 

Thanking  you  in  advance  for  your  reply,  I  am. 

Yours  very  truly, 


June  19,  1897. 

Dear  Mr.  Marks :  - 

We  are  about  to  buy  steam  valves  for  our  new 
Power  Plant  where  we  carry  150  pounds  pressure.  Will  yoxx  please 
advise  us  what  make  and  style  of  valves  you  have  found  most 
satisfactory  for  work. 

Thanking  you  in  advance  for  your  reply,  I  am 

Yours  very  truly. 

,  D.  Mark 8  Esq., 

Betz  Building, 

Philadelphia,  Penn. 

Letterbook,  LM-233 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  June-July  1897.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company.  The 
letters  relate  mainly  to  personnel  matters,  equipment,  and  supplies.  Some  of 
the  letters  deal  with  work  done  for  the  New  Jersey  Zinc  Co.  The  spine  is 
stamped  "Letters"  and  is  labeled  "June  22,  1897  to  July  31,  1897."  The  book 
contains  499  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Less  than  5  percent  of  the  book 
has  been  filmed. 


.Tuna  28,  2897. 

Vulcan  Iron  Works, 



Dear  SirsS- 

We  are  in  receipt  of  yours  21at.  which  we  have  fully 
noted'  As  to  the  time  of  delivery  we  do  not  quite  understand 
whether  you  expect  to  ship  it  by  July  15th  as  you  write"  We  are 
working  constantly,  day,  nitfit  and  Sundays  on  your  shovel  and  we 
have  no  fear  of  being  inside  of  o«r  vime  limit"  Please  advise  if 
we  are  to  understand  by  this  you  mean  ,  if  you  expect  to  ship 
shovel  by  July  15th. 

We  note  the  record  of  222  cars  in  ten  hours  made  by 
shovel  125.  This  is  certainly  big  work  and  it  seems  to  us  that 
you  easily  ought  to  fulfill  our  contract  as  to  tonage. 

We  have  just  been  advised  by  C.  R.  R.  of  N.  J.  that  on 
our  braoh  between  lake  Hopatoong  Junction  and  Edison  there  is  a 
bridge  that  will  just  pass  14*  8"  high  and  10’ 4"  wide.,  so  you 
will  be  compelled,  as  already  written,  to  leave  off  pieces 
shown  on  your  sketch  that  makes  shoyel  11’ 1"  wide. 

Yours  very  truly, 

June  26,  1897, 


•Tune  2<i,  1897. 

Mr.  0.  I..  Bryant, 

High  Bridge, 

New  Jersey. 

Hear  Sira 5- 

We  are  just  in  receipt  of  a  telegram  from  Toledo 
Foundry  &  Machine  Co  as  folloivs"Shovel  leaves  shop  to-day.  Had 
trouble  routing,  Union  line  cannot  take  it.  Must  be  shipped  by 
lake  Shore  and  Michigan  Southern. " 

We  at  once  telegraphed  the  Toledo  people  that  limit., 
of  bridge  near  lake  Hopatcong  Junction  werel4'  8”  high  and  10'  4" 
wide,  and  at  the  same  time  telegraphed  you  as  to  the  change  in 

As  we  wrote  you  sometime  since  we  gave  orders  for  them 
to  ship  by  Union  line  and  your  road  as  per  your  request  and  hay< 
not  changed  them. 

Ypurs  very  truly, 

NewJersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wk( 

V.  P. 

Mr.  G.  M.  Clapp-, 

74  Cortlarrdt  street, 

New  York  City. 

■pear  Sir 8 : - 

Wa  are  in  receipt  of  your  favor  of  June  50th.,  and 
in  reply  ■sra  bag  to  aay  that  your  eonsnisoion  trill  be  protected 
if  you  make  the  sale  of  the  Kronen  crusher. 

VTe  have  purchased  new  boilers  in  order  that  we  may 
S9fe  the  right  sines. 

Yours  very  trttly* 

New  J^rpey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wko. 

V.  P. 

July  Kna.  1897 


July  7th,  1897, 

Messrs.  Pi  iiinc  &  Cr ane» 



Dear  Sirs 

lie,.  Edison  has  Mly  noted  yours  1st  and  surest 
that  Mr.  Felton  delays  his  visit  to  Edison  until  after  we 
start  up.  which  we  expeci  to  do  by  August  1st.  We  are  already  in 
receipt  of  one  steam  shovel  and  shipment  of  the  other  is  promised 
in  a  few  days.  We  have  a  little  gripping  to  do  with  them  and 
full.  expect  every  ,IK  to  0.  reedy  W  *>«»•*. “*,««*.  ““T 

ever  if  it  .ill  he  Mere  eonvehieht  for  Mr.  f.l.on  'to  — 
before  that  time,  .e  will  ho  very  died  *.  *«•»»• 

.ill  be  here  the  —o  dev  that  Mr.  *.»»  ».  yoor.elf, 

to  come. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  WKs. 


July  7  th  /  1897. 

Weimar  Machine  Works  Co., 



Dear  Sirs!- 

Conflrmine  talephono  raessase  so  bee  to  state  that 
.ape..  to  TUI  -  tar  tho  M.  o»  tho  5.  a  .•  fh  •  that  * 
e„the  casting  below  the  bearing  whioh  Is  onsite  the  —oh,* 

bearing  pedestal.  . 

We  alBO  bee  to  state  that  the  hoieo  foe  the  7/8-  s  u 

that  ©aetinga  #2157  to  #8153  ^ 

aeep.  Also  a.  stated  W  tslenhon,  •  have  received  oae  ...» 
ehovel  and  the  other  on.  i.  to  he  -hipped  to-—,  —Ins 

hero  nb oat  the  IPth.,  so  *t  -  —  «  ^ 

,  will  be  ready  to  start  our  plant.  Every  day 

all  in  place  we  will  oe  ro*u-v 

Tr  vou  will  put  every  man 

now  of  the  utmost  importance  to  us.  If  you  „ 

work  and  will  alsoitwork  nights,  we  ar 
possible  on  our  work,  and  ^  a  c08t  on  over 

to  do  whatever  is  fair  and  suitable 

.  on  that  the  seven 

time.  We  trust  you  will  be  ***  **  ^  possible  %im 

~  now  read,  «  be  •«—  _  ^  ^ 

vou  will  complete  the  machine 

weimer  Machine  Works. 

additional  as  with  ten  bricking  machines  readme  would  be  ab: 
to  start  up  our  p^ant.  Also  ship  us  the  othe*  parts  that  are 
ready  so  we  may  have  everthinfe  here  in  readies  as  soon  as  tl 
bed  castings  are  received. 

We  trust  that  you  will  appreciate1  our  situation  and 
everything  in  your  power  to  help  us  3et- started. 

YourB  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wk 


July  7th.  1S97<. 

Mr.  Emil  oreiner, 

143  William  Street, 

New  York  City* 

Dear  Sirt- 

Oonflmta:  v.rb.1  .«»  «lr»  y=»  at  0r„5.  y« 

plaace  **,  for  «.  »  »«W  «>,mo„.tor..  UK,  .Kotoh  »or,„ith 

to  road  from  300  dour,,,  to  *50  0.PW  ■»«  to  oho. 

tir,  dogroeo,  Thoc.  oaoe.  to  »e  of  braoo.  '»  *«’“ 

a.  at  Ora rtg,  rcttorday.  a.lp~»  «  611  —  to  *“*  *“ 

days  and  as  nnoh  earlier  aa  possible. 

It  is  of  the  utmost  importance  that  we  have  the 

'  v.r,,t+  ten  dava,  as  we  will  be  unable  to  start  our 
thermometers  in  about  ten  ea.  , 

works  until  they  are  received. 

Price  on  the  above  to  be  $4.73  each  F.  0.  B.  „«r  York, 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Don,  Wks* 

V»  Po 

July  8ti..  1897, 

Rogers  XooOriiotivo  Works, 


New  Jersey, 

Dear  Sirs;- 

Confirming  telephone  message  we  beg  to  state  that  the 
4li stance  from  top  of  ral^  to  center  of  ^drawbar  la  23*.  We 
also  understand  that  you  will  make  both  the  front  and  back 
drawbars  so  they  will  work  On  a  radius.  This  we  think  is 
desirable  on  account  of  our  short  curves. 

\7e  are  very,  glad  to  hear  that  the  looOHiota  ve  will 
be  shipped  on  time* 

Yours  very  truly , 

New  Jersey  Js  P< 

lylvania  Con.  *Wk8« 

July  13,  1897. 

Y/eimer  Machine  Works  Oo., 



Dear  Sirs:- 

The  writer  finds  yours  9th.  awaiting  his  return  ana 
in  reply  we  beg  to  state  that  we  have  about  decided  we  will  make 
a  start  of  our  plant  on  the  receipt  of  six  aaaitional  machines 
runing  brisker  plant  night  ana  aay,  ana  balance  of  the  plant 
single  shift  and  then  as  soon  after  the  balance  of  the  machines  are 
received,  putting  on  night  shift  on  the  balance  of  our  plant. 

We  are  making  every  effort  in  other  directions  to  be  ready 
and  would  appreciate  it  very  much  if  you  would  try  and  get  the 
six  frame  castings  off  to  us  not  later  than  July  22nd,  giving 
us  about  one  week  to  put  the  machines  in  position  ready  for  work. 

As  stated  before  if  you  find  it  necessary  to  work  all 
night  we  will  be  willing  to  pay  you  whatever  is  fair  and 
equitable  for  such  overtime* 

As  already  requested  do  not  fail  to  ship  us  the  frame 
oaotings  as  fast  as  completed,  even  if  it  be  one  frame  at  a  time 

as  it  will. enable  us  to  get  ahead  with  the  work  of  erecting 

Lrner  Machine  Works  Co< 

Your a  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wki 


Malleable  Iron  Fittings  Co., 



Bear  Sirs:- 

Rep lying  to  your a  9th.,  we  beG  to  state  that  we  can 
usethe  60  extra  oastinga  #2184.  Please  ship  ,  by  freight,  with 
other  lot. 

’.7e  trust  that  you  have  forwarded  th  castings  by  express 
about  which  we  wrote  last  week.  ,  if  they  have  not  gone 
forward  please  hurry  them  off  as  soon  as  possible. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

V.  P, 


July  14th.  1897 

Toledo  Foundry  ft  Machine  Co., 



.Dear  Sirsl- 

V/e  te  leeway  ho  ft  you  this  morning  if  you  could  give  ua 
names  of  suitable  engineers  to  run  your  shovel  on  night  shift 
aa  we  desire  to  work  it  night  and  day  oo  aa  to  complete  stripping 
jit.  earliest  possible  moment  and  get  at  the  ore  teste. 

Trusting  that  you  know  of  sbijq  one  and  thanking  you 
in  advance  for  your  reply,  we  are 

Tours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  ft  Pennsylvania  Con.  Tyks» 
V.  P. 

y>.  So  ?/hat  rate  shall  we  pay  the  engineer  and  craneman  whp 
^atae  with  the  ahovel,  wh ile  they  are  p.n  the  work  stripping. 

Messrs.  Pilling  &  Crane 



Dear  SirsS- 

T?e  have  just  telegraphed  you  as  follows"  We  prefer  t. 
who  have  either  worked  on  Victor  or  Vulcan  shovels"  which  we  n 
beg  to  confirm. 

In  talking  with  the  engineer  we  have  here  now  we  f 
there  is  quite  a  difference  as  to  the  operating  of  the  variouo 
shovels.,  and  if  wfl  can  get  men  who  are  familiar  with  the 
Victor  05  Vulcan  shovels,  we  will  be  able  to  make  a  better  out 
put  with  him. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  wks. 

We  beg  to  confirm  telegram  sent  you  last  night  that 
i shovel  had  arrived.  Your  man  is  at  present  erecting  same  and 
says  he  hopes  to  have  it  ready  for  steam  on  Monday  next. 

Wo  are  obliged  to  you  for  the  statement  of  work-  dine  by 
shovel  125  and  Mr.  Kdison  Bays  «  This  is  a  great  record". 

Ylurs  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con. 

July  20th*  182' 

Passaic  Rolling  Mill  Co. « 


New  Jersey* 

Dear  jjirej- 

t7d  bog  to  .confirm  telegram  sent  you-  this  -  morning 
aa  follows  •  Have  you  shipped  material  for  six  ton  oranet  If:  hot 
when"?  ;  He  have  already  received  all  the  oast Inge  motors  etc,  < 
and  are  anxiously  awaiting  for  the  material  from  you  so  are 
can  go  ahead  with  the  erecting* 

Vours  very  truly,  '  T- 

New  Jar coy  *  Pennsylvania  Oon*  Wfc*» 

July  21,  168?  t. 

Vulcan  Iron  Works  do. , 

Replying  to  y cure  loth.,  which  I  :find..w  altlng  oy 
return.,  we  beg  to  etate  that  we  find  your  man  hae  already 
written  you  th«t  we^rlll  toe  r«a*r  for  your  engineer  on  Monday 

next*  «.  j,.  .  „  -  ,  V-u'-.':'  ■  '<  * 

^ -UtlAer®l^t,.**»w*i»n  Shovel  whieh  we  could 

r.M  ':to In  f!*»<  <*>»  trtppted  »•»« 

U#i*  M  *•  .«nt  *  *««l  *•  in  oonr.aotlan  rtM>  cart*,  n. 

«*»;5rfc  ?““*  “v‘“  ”  - 

aanttl  priaa  pan  **.««  “**•  “*  .am*  -Mp. 

,  Youra  very  truly, 

Nhw  Jersey  r*  Pennsylvania  Ofljm.  Wke. 

July  21,  1897. 


July  22nd.  189 7 o 

Mr.  R.  3*  Oridl^y » 

Orange,  '>"*?** 

New» Jersey* 

Dear  S&J^ 

Please  send  eb  the  specific  a-Mone  for  Bogers  Locomotive 
0Wr  ;  -  eov^rinc  engine  recently  purcfcw  ed'  of  them,-  .,, 

.  f-jv?’ ''V-  "■  'ViliV;.  very 

7-'  "r.'iii,  ii"  m  v.*  men,,  bn*.. 

■  “  7>  r  r  ‘  Nev  -Jerse'r.  &  Pennsylvania,  Con,  Ww* 

Messrs*  Pilling  &  Orana 



, ,,  , ,,. ,;  t^fl^flSf/atatinc 

that  Mr.  Bel^.  v.ery  aLM. 

to  see^ . ;  hia»l{l  M^rst  jy;  ,^v^.d^.^M»Jtliiiy  jd«Cftil$q,:aa  jwtt 

have  several  under  consiaerat iop  and  are^faat^  coming -t6'*rtifo  0'vn>' 

oonolnsion  that  tho  beat  man  we  can  set  will  be  the  cheapest  for 

Yours  very  truly 

NsT  Jersey  *  Pennsylvania  Qotu  Whs* 


Mr.  -jr, 


c/ow  DjtMH&ter  &  co., 

Kff»'  VW*  v'UY. 

:'-'39  ’^ortiah'at  Street, 

New  York  city. 

■  v '••«■*  S'  r'tVyy.U  i  .  -  .  .  ..  . 

Dear  -  SiriSaplyin'i  to  ybur«  Irith  to  ?4r«  i>Viisp»if  shio^j  ;«ja  h««K 

aofcr*  --  «*tfry  MftfMe  *>.  i™  WAW*.  '■  -  ^aH 

'  i  8»nct 

ff^fcv,qr^  WfJT-It.  Vat 

>}9«H  - 


^^  ^.aotaaouhtsu.Ur 

Con.  «*«, 

SSf  tf.sreey  .v&wp^^si.jEiy^^ooB.v^ika. 



Messrs*  Pilling  &  Crane  July  sard,  ,Ui5/> 



Dear  Sirs:-  !'c  '-*•  *_Ca,, 

W.’John  Bell  sailed  on  ue  to-day  and  we  think  Mr.  Bdiso 

Philadelrfri*,  Penn*  :  ,  „ 

was  quite  weH‘^leaaed  with  his  appearance  and  we  rather  inferred 

that  ae  '  soon  m.  we  «*  ._  the  -rb^lar  ^Sd?W 

•  offer  Mr.  BelinSioaitloxu*  In*** 

i&VQ&V*®  ViUit  «Vr  u  '  '  8 

other  or'efce  "fbrtthe  :etrippittgo&  lower  w;i « a  than  %aWiqjp»a 
•«•*  vrtca,  -state  length  ^  Mauo  •M,v»  -  ***  .. 

sre  are  very  much  obliged  to  you  for  your  help  in  the 

natter  and  wish  you  would  send  us  a  memorandum  of  the  expenses 
for  advertising.  3r| 

Yours  very  truly,  v.*vj%i;P.n 

New  Jersey  -^Pennsylvania  Oon.  WKw*. 

V/,  P* 

Ju^sr  24th.  XB97. 

New  Jersey  zinc  co.( 

52  Wall  street. 

Now  York  City* 

Dear  Sire:- 

We  had  a  call  yesterday  from  your  Mr.  WetherhiU.  and 
promised  that  we  would  send  you  an  approximate  coat  of  our  36" 
and  24*  rolls*,  also  two  sets  of  24*  threanhighrolls  and  one 
#2  Dryer  and  we  beg  to  state  that  the  ae«  rolls  complete  with 
gears,  pulleys,  plate*  eto  etc  will  coat  about  $2200  the  24* 
roll  about  $2000  and  two  seta  of  24*  three  high  rolia  complete^ 
with  driving  geara,  air  oylinde^a  eto,  eto  about  #5000  and  one 
#2  Dryer  oomplete  with  driving  raeohanis*  &diit  $4000i  Tne  ahove 
is  exoluaive  of  foundations.  Sheas  ode  a  are  baaadion  the  cost 
of  our  rolls  acme  three  or  few  ye^r  •  ago  and  we  beUfire  to  day 

at  lower  prioee,  that  dew  be  iU  '  +*  ™  *  “*«ad 


Yuur  Mr,  'wwthorhlll  aoKeauo  to  fiRur*  orl  two  roll* 
ot  30"  84*.  .1..  »0  IW-.  “  w'prSi'00."?«  »M 

ln  oopxloato*  »i'hiS»I»'hW4W  »  «* 

t  84*  roilB^sr*^  ooneernea  aw-  oil  of  *nm  «*•«  ao 
i  be  made  in  the 

as  the  56*  and  S 
designed  that  any  changes  and  ^pairs 

New  Jersey  zinc  (So.  -2- 

ralnimnm  time  and  they  Are  ;sl«o  ao  very  heavy  that  it  is  almost 
Impossible  to  break  soma  parts  of  them. 

For  crushing  three  ihoh  \eubes  and  smaller  f.  we  only 
us^  one  SO"  aiid  one  34*  roll.,  but  we^arry  a  complete  stock 
of  extras  in  the  way  of  gears,  plates,  bolts,  .  one.  egfety^alnurt 
aijft  mandrel,  on  a  babbited  shell  ets,  ete  >10  Sthat  we  oan  quickly 
repair  any  part  of  the  machine  liable  to  brokk. ,  we  also  have 
a  crane  over  the  rolls  so  that. we  can  handle  any  part  of  it 
a»^d  ao  far  cur  experience  goes  to  chow  »  that  '  ws.  .oan1rtSk«  -aapf  * ; \ , 
oranges  necessary  in  a  very  short  time.  ,  ,, 

I,  We  can  replace  a  complete  set  of  crushing  plates  during 

iihe  noon  hour  so  that  no  time  is  lost  making , this  ohaiige. 
Smother  reason  that  one  set  of  36"  and  24"  rolls  is jiett gr  ...than 
two  sets  is  that  it  gets  rid  of  a  ve>y  great  complications  of 
pulleys,  belts  etc  and  with  the  small  capaoity  that  you  require 
compared  to  the  capacity  of  the  machines  we  think.that  you  .  ..(Vv.. 
would  not  run  any  risk  whatever  in  only  using  on«r  se$. 

The  same  thing  applies  to  the  Dryer.  It, will  , 
however  neoeesary  *6  t»a  seta  of  three  high  rolls  ,  so  that 

one  set  of  shells  may  be  turned  Off  %hile"the  others  are  being 

Wttv  0..-.W.  Ows.ton, 

Vie  %:s5tlri*f  u*  ’  ttoS» 

tW’.&Wte  V$u%ch4&&.  ^eepiy 

,  Sussex  county .  Kew-  J ereay -.c/o  O.v H.  ‘  R.  of  '  • 

-  e^p?pt;  wo..wi;U.  ;■- 

U*0R  about  60  barrels  of  oil  per  day  when  our  plirit  is  in  full 
operation,  but  actual  ’ experience  maylprove.  that  wo  will  need 
more  and  possibly  less  t^a^^990^1^!fS'Xv:~V  ‘  V  '  ' 

We  are  prepared  to  ent.^r;  $«$$.«  ft*#?*** 

supply  to  sorer  all  the  oil  of  this  ebaraster  we  use  be  it.  mpre 

or  less.  piaM#  forward  Us  a  fora  of  contract,  such  aa  you 
would  propose. 

Yours  very  truly* 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con#  Who. 

^ips:-' ;’ 

-  «ifippjfGf6P  28aptw«teaofM90 

TWnJic'nraa:iBbaiiica  -^t^H^^ewi^a^ioBaa^oplaour  aSiewstsfla. 
8^ln0^na'  - wS^ciila^  you '  would  uave  the  pl  aces 

wt  Won**.  »  *'»•»  •«.' 

ttfW1  „  ».  <t  «rUe.t^«*iM.Vap«»^.  t»  *»“  — '  fl"a  ** 

*  pw*  rail..  »,  .an  «ai 

«tpr,o.nt  ornnot  M  ’'*  ' 

Yoursi  vary  truly  e  ^ 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks 
V.  P» 



V«  *»  infection 

i-ore  vi»Mt  *&$$>,  **&*&& -ter*  W  *«P»t M&*9*?m 

^PP«P  jgn^na^1  •Wend 

twisting  it  R 

*^ee|  «m,thft^0w8»aa  ^?»^1tpJJ»r,fWJ»t  twi»*in«*  "‘ 

,>!»»«,  l*t«*  >«*«  pricr*.  *»  «««  «  ?BU  *ffr*  is 

Yours  veryotruly, 

Nsw  Jeraey  *  Pcnneylvsnia  Con»  Wko. 

¥oun&  v-iry  truly*  V.  P. 

*  Pennsylvania  Con*  Wko 

r,Br*  tie  'feCtdlo  Swvi-«: 

307trifnitfi5  telephone  tKi«cn,^  „  v«  bag  to  s&v  th<it 
temetime  ago  **a  arranged  with  bihHMwn.  th*  ate* 

oUovel  owned  by  pw  W  th*.  aerth- of*  • ‘fircir 

our  ore,  and  »t  the  auwetino  »♦  dakea  for  the  I'ean  of  about, 
iiliriy  tons  of  rails  to  bo  weed  while  we  ware  stripping  and 
to  be  returned  with  the  fihovelf  wo  did  not  want  to  buy  as  when 
tha  stripping  is  eonpietou  wa  will  m%  need  the  rails),  and  aa 
Bf!r«  Soott  called.  on  as  haae  asking  ua  if  it  would,  be  alright  t 

ship  ue  thirty  tens  sit  cnee  and  the  b»lan.*e  Ut  about  a  week, 
wa  wero  wiftw  the  Uapraseion  that  m  ware  to  gat  theao 

vary  bad.  weather  *J‘  la. to  hao  delayed  our  work 

«o  4hp*  ^#8  hdra-ftot  needed  then  ails  until  now  and  t;o  tele- 
lpe&&aj$lF,  feeterday  ;*«>: in#  when  they  would  be  -iuippod, 

ijnd  »ajmt  :8urj»rieo6  to  receive  his  reply  that  ho  had  no 

grC/ira  t*,1  chip  *h«e« 

\  i  ** 
i.&'tol  o ft.  •» 

i  oftnnot  get  ore  for  the  millc  until 
and  aa  the  shovel  in  at  work  v/a  taso 


July  30th*  1897, 

Messrs o  Pilling  &  Crane , 



Dear  Sirat-> 

We  nre  in  raeoipt  of  youre  28th,  and  note  that 
you  lave  placed  order  for  the  rails  with  the  Pennsylvania 
Steel  Co,,  and  note  that  they  willisship  85  or  10O  pound 
rails  at  ones,  we  can  use  either* 

Thanking  you  very  aweh  for  your  help  in  the  matter, 

we  are 

Yours  very  truly. 

Hew  Jersey  *  Pennsylvania  Con,  Wits, 

Letterbook,  LM-234 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  July-September  1897.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company.  The 
letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  supplies,  and  equipment.  Many  of 
the  letters  relate  to  the  purchase  and  operation  of  the  shovel  manufactured  by 
the  Toledo  Foundry  &  Machine  Co.  and  the  sale  of  used  crushers  to  the 
Desloge  Consolidated  Lead  Co.  of  Missouri.  The  spine  is  labeled  "July  31st, 
1897  to  Sept.  23rd,  1897."  The  book  contains  503  numbered  pages  and  an 
index.  Less  than  10  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed. 


Mr.  0.  E.  Moore, 

Mt.  Iron, 

St.  Xouie  Co.,  Minnesota. 

Dear  Sir!- 

Seplying  to  yours  29th.  Ultimo  we  be"  tosay  that  we 
will  pay  the  regular  wages  of  $125.  per  month  for  engineers  and 
$90.  per  month  for  cranesman,  for  A  one  men  to  handle  our  90  ton 
Vuloan  shovel. 

The  shovel  works  in  rock  all  the  time  and  as  we  work 
the  entire  year  as  fair  as  we  can  tell  now  the  position  will  be 
permanent  to  good  raon.  We  run  day  and  night. 

If  you  desire  to  consider- the  position  please  telegraph 
us  as  wo  have  several  other * parties  in  view. 

Also  advise  us  whether  you  will  bring  your  cranesman, 
and  if  not  give  us  the  name  of  come  man  you  know  to  be  reliable'  * 
work  with  you* 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jeroey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

V»  P. 


Vulaan  iron  Works? 



Dear  Sirs: - 

Hop lying  to  yotirs  5  and  7th,,  which  the  writers 
finds  awaiting  his  return  we  be&  to  state  that  the  report  as  to 
our  aoeptlng  the  Victor  Shovel  is  not  correct, ,  we  have  however 
sent  then  &  payment  in  the  same  proportion  as  the  one  sent  you 
yesterday  from  orange  and  on  the  same  conditions.  As  to  the 
third  shovel  nothing  as  yet  hae  been  done  regarding  it. 

We  noto  what  you  eay  regarding  the  stripping  and  think 
we  can  make  thie  satisfactory  to  you*  Ae  soon  as  the  shovel 
is  t  hour  fitly  started  in  ths  roes  work  we  will  be  glad  to  have 
your  Mr,  Backus  visit  ue  again.  You  ean  rest  assured  that  nothing 
will  Be  done  regarding  the  -3rd.  shovel  without  firkt  notifying 

August  10th»  189? 

MqbstSo  Pilling  A^r-hne, 



Sear  ’A^ra:  - 

Replying  to  yours  6th. ,  which  I  'find  awaiting  ray  return 
we  beg;  -to  -state  that  the  Main  Belting  Co  have  quoted  ue  50ff  from 
.W«t  ?•  9*  "B«  Sdieon,  -R*  ;J»  We  however. have  an  idea  that  they 

^re  Making  lower  prices  to  other  -parties  and  will  test  them  on  our1 
next  order. 

3he  bricking  machines  are  coming  in  and  vq  have  four 
or  five  in  place. *  but  from  every  indication  now  it  will  be 
toward  September  let.  before  we  get. started. 

Mr.  Sdieon  has  -noticed  your  coraraenta  upon  the  preeent 
eunditixm  of  business  ,  -and  says  ho  will  be  glad  to  have  such 
information  from  you  whenever  -there  la  anything  of  interest. 

fours  vary  truly, 

New  J  oraoy  and  Pennsylvania  6dn*  WSs. 


Dear  sir8:- 

Auguet  10th.  1897 

W.  BUwan  »,k.  that  you  Drake  *  strntton 

“  W“St,,*r  —  •  *—  w  not  nee 

‘hOIr  r*  ~  •“•lPP«n3  work  ana  if  they  he,.  ,ma 

full  partieulare  to  to  oite  of  alppor,  Mk,  of  .novel,  r*te 
per  working  any  end  pro.»t  o.„ai,i»„,  Ma  lr  ttw  prer„  „  ^ 
tnolr  o^  menent  wlthth.  .hovel  to  oper.t,  it,  niw. 

what  wages  we  wema  have  1 0  pay. 

Yqnre  very  truly, 

Herr  Joresy  &  Penhaylvanla  Oon.  TBce. 

Y»  P. 

^  August  11.  1897, 

Toledo  Foundry  &  Maohine  Oo. , 



Bear  Sirs!- 

We  her  with  return  the  blue  print  of  the  dipper  with 
tfie  following  suggestions  from  Mr.  Edison. 

We  want  rollers  in  dipper  latch,  aleo  want  the  width 
5  feet  as  you  have  it,  but  the  length  should  be  increased  to 
four  feet,  depth  can  bs  as  yuuhavo  it 

Bolt  earned  »A»  dipper  brgoe  arm,  should  be  2"  diameter 
Bolts  marked  B.  B.  B.  B.  1-3/2  ■'*  bolts  marked  0.  0.  should  be 
1-1/4  inohes:<r  bale' pin  should  be  in  a  bushing  so  they  oan  be 
removed  when  they  wear  oblong.  The  pin  should  be  two  inches. 
Teeth  should  wider  at  top  so  stones  will  not  stielt  between  them 
Begarding  the  dipper  stick  Carnegie  rolls  $6  Channels 

Toledo  FouxV.dry  *  MaohirJO  Co.  -2- 

”•  ***"’  '“**  **ta»  *°  th»  ■— »»  of 
Will  have  to  do.  .o*$»B  to  the  large  pieoee.  that  you  win  not  bfl 
able  to  fulfill  your  contract  ae  to  the  tonage  per  day.  and  a3  L 
larger  buoket  will  greatly  £elp  you  on  it.  yo«  ahould  build  the 
larger  buolset  for  ua  at  shop  0o>?t. 

Youre  vortf'  truly. 

Now  Israel  &  Pennuylvania  Con.  Wka. 

August  1.1,  1897, 

Mr.  M.  J,  Carroll, 

906  Saat  Main  Street, 

orawfordeville,  Ind. 

Dear  SirS- 

Bep  lying  to  your  a  5th.  we  beg  to  state  that  while  wo 
were  using  the  10"  x  35"  Brenan  crushers  we  put  throng  each, 
about  30  tone  per  hour,  crushing  down  to  about  i*  -cubes.  tfe  found 
they  took  about  20  to  85  horse  power  each.  The  -crashers  are  very 
heavjr  and  we  have  never  broken  them  and  so  believe  their  would 
do  a  large  amount  of  hard  work  with  out  Sin  Jury  to  them  • 

We  have  a  lot  Of  duplicate  parte  which  we  would  sell 
at  one  cent  per  pound  and  any  parte  that  you  mi#it  need  in  the 
future  could  bo  obtained  from  tho  Brenen  people. 

Ae  to  terms  of  payments  we  would  expect  wash  or  its 

pruning  that  you  will  decide  to  look  at  the  eruehere 
before  purchasing,  we  are 

Yours,  Very  truiy. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 


August  13,  1897 

Michigan  lubricating  co.,, 


Dear  Sirs:- 

Replying  to  -ours  9th.  which  has  been  forwarded  from 
our  orange  office.,  we  beg  to  state  that  we  have  been  making 
some  test  as  to  our  oil  cups  and  have  practically  decided  that, 
we  will  buy  sight  f3Qd  oil  cups  with  glass  bodies  to  hold  about 
6  ounces.  Please  send  ua  samplesof  the  various  cups  you  make  and 
quote  us  prices  on  them  in  lots  from  150  to  500. 

We  note  your  comments  regarding  the  lack  of  orders  for 
grease  cups.  The  osplaiation  t>  this  is  that  we  have  abandonod 
the  use  of  grease  andshave  introduced  the  piping  system  throughout 
our  plant  and  pump  the  oil  from  a  central  station. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Ndw  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

August  13,  1897. 

Weimar  Machine  Works  Co., 



Dear  Sirs*- 

We  are  i  receipt  of  yours  12th7  and  have  written 
Paul  S.  Reeves  &  Son  to  forward  you  100  pounds  of  Babbitt. 

We  are  quite  disappointed  that  you  only  expect  to  shi 
ub  2  and  possibly  3  brisker  frames  this  week  aa  we  fully  expocto 
to  receive  four.  The  machines  we  have  already  in  place  and 
practioally  ready  for  work.  We  are  anxiously  awaiting  fomthe 
balance,  please  ship  the  bed  plates  as  fast  as  consisted,  so 
that  we  may  go  ahead  with  our  part  of  the  work. 

Ypurs  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &NPennoyldania  con.  Wks 

Vw  Pw 

August  17,  1897 

Iron  Trade  Review, 



Dear  Siral- 

Eeplying  to  your 3  13th.  as  to  the  recent  articles  in 
the  Newspapers  stating  that  Mr.  Edison  is  erecting  a  now  planl 
near  West  Portal,  R«  J.  for  tho  concentrating  of  iron  ore  • „ 
we  beg  to  aay  that  thoy  are  not  corroot.  Mr.  Saigon  having  no 
connection  with  the  enterprise. 

August  19,  189t7. 

Carteret  Steel  Oo., 

3'i  Nassau  Street, 

•  New  York  City,, 

Dear*  sira:- 

Bgplyi^  t0  your  a  18th„  we  b9g  to  atate  that  ,ohav, 
about  2500  tons  of  ooncentratea  on  ban<i  which  we  oouidload  * 
ana  ship  e.t  any  time  you  might  d^ire.  We  expect  to  start' our  ' 
Plant  sometime  next  month.,  ao  „e  will  have  piVty'of  the  oonsan- 
traces  for  shipment, 

V/e  vriJ_j  sell  you  the  aonoantrates  at  $3.75  per  ton 
P.  0.  3.  Sdi.aon,  N.  j.,  cash.  We  shall  be  pleased  to  receive 
■foxc  order, 

We  note  fully  your  octnrasnts  . ao_to  changoa  you  have 
•xade  and  sincerely  hope  the*  all  your  expectations  will  be  realized 
and  that  we  my  be  able  Vo  do  considerable  business  to-getherw 
Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wko,, 

V.  ’p* 

August  20tho  XB97 

Mr.  Fred  oohlu,ohiner, 

Cor.  Atlantic  &  Hew  Jersey  Aves., 

Dear  Sir*- 

Repljring  to  your  3'Mr.  Hdiaonywe  beg  to  aay  that 
th9  naterlal  you  sent  is  not  Iron  ore. ,  hut  metallic  iron,  mixed 
with  what  appears  to  be  tale  ana  a  white  subs.tanoe  not  aoluable 
in  water,  also  some  sand. 

Our  ore  could  be  reduced  to  a  metallic  state  very 
easily  by  bringing  it  to  a  red  heat  in  a  gas  retort  and  passing 
coal  gas  over  it  ,  or  gae  given  off  by  gae  coal.  Should  saw  it 
could  be  made  as  low  a3  two  cents  per  pound. 

Youre  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  wlts. 



August  21,  1897. 

Mr*  j.  D.  Hughes, 

303  Walnut  Street,  ’* 

Philadelphia,  Penn.  -  " 

Dear  Sir:- 

had  pleaeuro  -or  .  ia-a.y  f,*,  * 

**  ""  "*  «■»**  *  **M1~  to  ronr  method  if 

Mhdonind  iMi  ft  u„  considerable  ^  ^ 

“4  *«  *“*"««  in  wu,  ,h«  «u  „.bl,  „  t„  ,e, 
hard  a»tal  lo.  price  nhld,  ?>39  eal(,  you  ^  ^  ^ 

petition  to  deliver  ,  if  you  have  any  printed  matter  relative 
to  your  method  kindly  forward  them  and  oblige. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jereey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Mrs. 

if)/  C  A  :f.  /P 

,<  ■  W-L  v.  P. 


August  27,  1897, 

Standard  Oil  Co. , 

Fuel  Oil  Department , 

26  Broadway, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sira:- 

p  op  lying  to  your*  23rd  wo  bog  to  state  that  the  con¬ 
trast  herewith  enclosed  will  bo  satisfactory  to  us.  You  will 
note  that  we  have  changed  the  date  from  August  3ra  to  Sept.  1st 
We  aleo  have  crossed  out  in  two  places  ■*  For  J'uel"  as  we  do  not 
use  the  oil  for  this  purpose,  ae  already  explained  to  you  we 
use  it;  in  the  making  of  our  iron  ore  Briquettes.  If  you  will  send 
ua  a  new  contract  we  'Till  Gign  and  return  to  you  promptly. 

If  you  can  890  your  way  clear  to  do  it,  we  would 
like  you  to  put  in  eontraot  ;  that  no  shipments  of  oil  shall  be 
made  us  that  are  higher  than  37  gravity  as  we  oouia  not  use  a 
hi^ior  gravity  oil  to  any  adsantage,  and  we  would  much  prefer  an 
oil  of  about  34  gravity. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  „ennaylvania  Cori,  Wks. 

V.  P. 

Messrs  Pilling  &  crane, 



Dear  Sirs:- 

We  herewith  hand  you  letter  for  Mr.  Page  as  arranged 
when  he  was  here  last  week  which  kindly  deliver  to  him. 

You  will  note  we  offer  250  shares  or  any  part  thereof 
Sinoe  he  was  hore  wo  have  received  subscription  from  Hew  York 
parties  for  about  this  amount,  30  we  do  not  oare  to  sell  more 
than  250  eliares  as  with  other  arrangement  we  have  almost  consum¬ 
mated  and  think  that  this  will  oarry  us  through. 

If  from  your  talk  with  Mr  Page  you  find  that  we  have 
not  covered  any  special  information  he  might  desire  do  not  fail 
to  let  ue  know  of  it. 

Your e  .very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Cori.  Wk< 

Metn-ra  piiUns  &  Crane, 

Hep  lying  -So  yours  30th  ' 

state  that  it  is  our 

intention  that  odr  sto«  shall  participate  in  ths  1 

profit,  derived  -U.  meated  at  other  ml...  -der  con-  1 

trol  of  this  Corap  any.  & 

,7a  ar9  .xaa  to  nots  that  there  ia  a  better  feeling  in  the  ^ 

_  .  „„  +v,„+  .he  volume  of  business  will  soon  W 

iron  riser ket  amt  hope  that  -he  /oj-uiuj  if/ 

eomnsice  to  sro.  •*  W  »  «  ^  //■ 

„,r*  „*  fi«  «rr  Indication  no.  ..  *U  t.  «-»  «  —  *j 

about  the  »th.  of  September. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Hew  Jereey  &  Pennsylvania  con.  ^Ks. 

V.  P 

September  1st,  1897 

Dr  Froderich  Proia3, 

160  Franklin  Strep 

Buffalo  N.  Y, 

Dear  Sir.p- 

Reply! ng  to  yours  22nd'  +n  j 

_  *  '°  ”*  3(118011  *•  beg  to  say  that 

Rai80n  9vsry  ^y  of  each  week  etbep*  <5Un„ 

-Pj  Sunday  and  Monday  and 

will  be  pleased  to  have  you  call. 

Your 3  very  truly. 

Mew  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  g0n. 

Sspt ember  1st,  is< 

Toledo  Foundry  Machine  Go. , 



Dear  Sira:- 

'*  *”  *•“”**  ««*  »=!•.*».  ltaFiat 
“f  “»>-  *»«  ™  «<-««*«  you  !«.,  „tsht  „ 

f“"*  ’“‘°h  ”  b'S  “  *  ■>».»•  um  *,*  W 

""*•  'lha,’S9  °“‘e-  °r  -w  «  «i»s  a-.  «.  op». 

““  want  botto.  of  alpp„  l.ys9r  10p, 

corrected  draw in-  immediately" 

We  note  that  your  Mr  Wuerful  expect*  to  call  on  ue  hero 
sometime  next  week  arid  in  reply  wo  beS  testate  that  we  are  not 
ae  yet  ready  to  decide  ae  to  our  third  shovel.  Whil*  WQ  hav9  a8 
yot  been  unable  to  get  your  shovel  into  rock  to  see  if  i*  wiu  ^ 
come  up  to  your  guarantee,  if  you  desire  iVwe  are  willing  to  send 
you  our  notes  as  per  agreement  ,  sending  you  the  balance  of  the 
cash  as  soon  as  rock  test  is  made.  We  will  of  course  send  the 
notes  on  same  condition  as  oash  payment  already  made  that  is.  If 
the  shovel  does  not  come  up  to  guarantee  ,  that  you  win  either 
make  it  do  so  or  return  the  cash  and  notes  to  us. 

is  not  satisfactory  plsase  tsloyraph  us  iramsdiatsly. 

Consolidated  lo^d  Co. ,  -2- 

V/9  have  ordered  a  flat  oar  and  will  got  the  crushora 
Hast  possible  moment.  'Thanking  you  for  the  order,  wo 

Your 8  very  truly. 

Mew  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  mss, 


Vulcan  iron  Works  Co., 



Dear  BireJ- 

VTb  have  had  our  chief  engineer  to  go  over  your  shovol 
and  he  reports  the  safety  valvo  io  not  safe  that  it  varies  from 
ten  to  fifteen  pounds  in  poping.  In  looking  it  up  we  find  that 
the  valve  is  of  an  old  style  and  we  think  that  you  should 
furnish  ua  with  one  that  is.  up  to  date.  The  lubricator  also 
does  not  Sivs  good  satisfaction  and  the  men  operating  the  shovel 

advise  ue  that  we  should  have  an  oil  pump.  Please  advise  ue  if 
you  will  send  it. 

The  grate  bars  that  came  with  the  shovel  were  so  long 
that  when  fire  was  **  on  them  they  did  not  have  room  for 

exp ans*onr;r.snd« some ^ of  them  have  become  bent  and  we  have„t 

a  new  set  from  our  foundry  at  Dover,  N.  J. 

Your e  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  con.  Whs- 


Sept  9th.  189?* 

IsStk,  StrOSt. 

IS?  Kenney  b?  the  Ins er soli  Sergeant  Drill  Go  mentioned 
•eoently  t^  da  that  you  were  cleaning  the  large  brldse  at 
,55 tu  street,  by  insane  of  ths  sand  blast.  We  have  prepared  a 
iaapl9  which  WO  would  liSce  to  hare  you  try,  of  the  Sdlson  .rushed 
artO.  wo  will  ho  ploasod  to  tend  it  to  .you.  charge*  prepaid,  you 
living  its  tho  proper  directions  to  csarh  the  paclcage. 

Cnr  ifr  ».  S.  Upton  will  eaU  on  you  TSep*  15th  -to  hoar 
*****  the  teat.  St  agreeable  to  you  we  «iU  «**'  -me  sand 
B0  that  you  eon  try  it  when  he  is  resent, 

V9.  are  dethrone  of  having  this  trial  made  for  £ 

UT. «««.  »"«*“*“"  “**  *“»««“  «*W*  M 

wa  ,0  mix.  «  »•  «*  *•"*  ”8“  «“*  *“  **  M 

mode  of  it* 

Yours  very  truly, 

SOW  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  com  Whs* 

Sspt  9th.  189?. 

Messrs.  Pilling  &  Crane, 



Dear  Sirsl- 

We  are  making  every  effort  to  get  our  brisker  plant 
started  the  early  part  of  next  week  akd  as  we  have  somewhere 
from  2000  to  2500  tons  of  con<rentrates  in  the  stock  house  will 
need  some  plaoo  to  ship  the  Briquettes.  We  send  you  a  sample  to¬ 
day  whieh  is  the  average  one  of  the  pile.  Please  have  analysis  made 
aB  to  the  Iron  and  Phosphorous. 

We  irnve  ordered  care  for  the  fiwst  of  the  week 
and  we  hope  to  m a’/e  our  first  shipment  before  the  latter  end 
of  the  week*  In  the  meantime  we  trust  that  you  will  arrange 
q  sale  of  1000  or  1500  tons  at  good  prices 
Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  con.  Wka. 

My  Dear  peokitt:- 

By  directions  of  Mr  Pilling  wo  are  sending  by 
express  to**aay8  prepaid,  a  sample  of  our  concentrates  for 

We  have  rather  expected  to  receive  a  visit  from  you  and 
hope  that  you  have  not  given  up  the  idea<.  We  undoubtedly  will 
be  caking  Briquettes  sometime  the  latter  part  of  next  week. 


Sept  10th.  1897. 

MesorsP^lling  &  Crane, 



Dear  Sirst- 

ffa  aro  still  without  coal  to-day,  none  of  any  kind 
having  corns  in.  Wo  aro  burning  wood  under  our  boilers  and  so 
far  have  wanagod  to  keep  our  steam  ahovols  going  with  the 
scrapings.  We  havo  also  auooeadsd  in  borrowing  a  car1  of  coal 
from  Mr  Kallay  of  Port  Oram  which  wo  hop®  to  reoeifee  in  the 
morning.  We  hope  you  will  not  1st  up  on  the  Mitchell  or  railroad 
people  until  we  receive  a  full  supply. 

We  note  that  you  have  increased  order  to  ten  oars  of 
soft  coal  at  the  rata  of  two  oars  pgr  day  and  to  continue  there¬ 
after  at  the  rate  of  one  oar  per  day  until  further  notice,  whioh 
is  satisfactory  to  us. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wka. 

V’c.  P. 

Sept.  11,  1B97<, 

Mocisro  Pilling  &  Orano, 

The  writer  tolegraphad  your  Mr  Pilling  this  morning 
that  ho  would  not  bo  in  Dovor  on  Monday  night  next  or  roturn 
to  gfiitfttl  until  Wednesday,  ha  having  beon  called  away  for  a  fow 

„  note  prices  In  »«>  »»  M  «oal  *ls°  “  H°  1 

„4  HO  ?.  booMhoat  ana  »111  30  over  this  matter  »»»  ”» 

Mr  pilling  .hon  ho  1.  »P  non!  .eon.  ™  ale.  not.  tnot  you  e»ote 
freight  rate,  at  *1.75  to  .«■»•  M  '*«re  r>“t3  ”  ”°m* 

this  amount? 

¥8  have  rsooirea  on,  oar  of  bitominoo.  coal  thl. 
morning.  «*»  •«  borro.o.  from  Mr  Kolloy  of  Port  ornm.  ~  ™ 

.iil  b,  able  to  loop  oar  oh.vel.  at  .or*  *-«  *“  *».  “ 
Ktnday  to  have  Plenty  of  con  to  loot  ».  oomoti™. 

Your  a  very  tPoly* 

NaW  ******  *  p^*ylVBnia  0Ort^ 


Sept.  15,  1897» 

Vulcan  Iron  Works  Co., 



Dear  Sir s:- 

Rsplying  to  yours  7th.  which  has  been  waiting  the 
writers  return  we  beg  to  state  that  on  further  investigation 
we  find  that  the  pop  valve  was  nit  adjusted  properly  and  that 
it  is  now  doing  its  work  alright.  We  also  have  had  the  lubricator 
all  taken  apart  and  cleaned  and  will  give  it  another  trial. 

Regarding  the  blue  prints  of  our  eleotrio  crane,  we 
will  get  a  set  together  and  forward  then  to  you  in  a  day  or  eo. 

Ae  to  the  1500  del-l-srs  still  due  on  shovel  we  beg  to 
state  that  we  prefer  not  to  send  this  to  you  until  the  shovel 
Uae  been  working  in  rock,  where  we  hope  to  put  it  in  a  short 

Relative  to  the  Kinetoscope  schsmswe  b9g  to  say  that 
as  soon  as  the  shovel  i.3  working  in  rook  and  everything  going 
well,  we  will  have  our  people  come  up  from  Orange  and  tak9  some 

pictures  •  If  you  desire  copies  of  same  we  can  arrange  it  so  you 


Vuloan  Iron  Works  Co.  -2- 

oan  get  them  from  our  Orange  people. 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con«  Wks. 

V.  P« 



3E*8  37. 

irftay  afternoon  while  the  writer  wao  on  tho 
o^atoons"  Mr  Kosher 'said  you  wanted  to  Snow  whothor 
a  small  <> 

i  isoai  oars -for :  our  "briquettes  and  2 

-  •  •/.  u«?  »-hem  on  a  pinch*  but 

Lttoo  iiiV  return  -  have  talHad  the 
vad  be. .7,  n.r!f  that  if  it  is  any 
Vf,  wi>.\  wins  the  6  ton  cars. 
c;r, ..  -jri  siring  traoeinery  yesterday  and  »ra 

pt  OP<: 

so inn  in  Friday  or 

•o  levins  trouble  with  acme  of  the  air  pipes,  owing 
srobably  will  not  make  any  shipments  this  waoK. 
Ylurn  vary  truly, 

not;  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wka. 

Sept,  is,  1897, 


Messrs  Pilling  &  Crone, 

Sept.  21';  189 7» 



Dear  Sira;- 

\7o  are  in  receipt  of  youra  18th.  enclosing  order  #15*79 
for  500  tons  Bessemer  Briquettes  to  be  shipped  to  the 
Bethlehem  Iron  Co.,  South  Bethlehem,  Perm.,  which  we  have 
entered  for  prompt  attention  and  will  be  shipped  as  soon  as  we 
have  the  Bessemer  Briquette  quality. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Nnw  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

V.  P. 


Letterbook,  LM-235 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  December  1897-August  1898.  Most  of 
the  correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company. 
The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  equipment,  and  supplies.  Many 
of  the  letters  pertain  to  operations,  experiments,  and  tests  at  the  Ogden  works. 
Some  items  relate  to  the  quality  of  the  iron  ore  briquettes,  safety  equipment 
for  mill  employees,  and  work  done  for  the  New  Jersey  Zinc  Co.  Other  letters 
concern  potential  ore  separating  plants  in  the  Midwest  and  Edison’s  interest 
in  Canadian  iron  mines.  There  is  also  a  letter  detailing  company  strategy  in 
regard  to  insurance  policies.  The  spine  is  stamped  "Letters"  and  is  labeled  "Dec 
21,  1897  to  Aug  13,  1898."  The  book  contains  498  numbered  pages  and  an 
index.  Approximately  15  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed. 

Slat  Daoeniba*’,  3897 

Tnlcsji  trow  iToricBi 


We  are  In  receipt  youra  18th  and  not  a  that  vptl 
f&ippfd  the  two  teeth  promptly  <>n  receipt  of  oiip  opfler. 
hf^apt  tfcAflka  f  or  your  prompt  ue-se, 

Ws  hr#  toakir,.*  fair  pt*.3sr*d6  oh  eu*>  sasa^etht 

BVlt-aj  fuecfedsd  in  «?e-ttim;  iup  t«  216-  twp  pw  -ftowp  Aril,  &**£& 
hafe  -y.ute  hisfher  if  oar  IJryar  wopJ4  have  dri*^ 

«*8  CM.  W#  hurt  inerwtaori  fJve  twapd  of  . the  f*f»  ty*4  )*£l «kt*1flr  ^ 

*n?aln  tp-worr-ow  uyjrhimr,  wfce«  !»$  hopA  tu  ^o^epo  jttfr  Though 

We  note  that  m  would  Uke  4p  fyw*  of  the 

shovel  fhila  at  wo**  arid  »«  sopp.  as  bar  «l»  t*»e  fa 

will  ask  him  to  take  it. 

Clarence  Moore  «nfl  hie  brother  l«ft  u<* 
to  n;o  to  their  home  in  InaianA.JUKvWooreiis  t<J  t*Tf«  «  v*4$] 
and  than  return  to  us,  as  we  havp  praotically  daoiaw  fWt 
atjrt  the  plant  on  ni<?ht  shift  until  after  the  1st  of  Marsh. 

M*8bi*0  Piiaing  &  Cran< 

Dear  Siri 


here  by  freight  one 

pig  of  the  all  Briquette  Iri 
experiments  with  it.  Ask  Mr  t 



us  here, 

■  vary  truly, 

.'/itffcey  *  Pennsylvania  Coni  fan 


22nd  December,  18{S7. 

V*  H.  Campbell  Supt., 

Pennsylvania  Steel  Co., 

Steelfon,  Penn. 

Dear  Sirs- 

Mr  iidison  has  received  the  papers  relative  to  steal 
and  is  very  much  indebted  to  you  for  them. 

A",**rIns  y°"r  *•  *•  *!>•  blnain,  ror 

“*  t.  «...  thM  .»  „B8  .  r„,ln 

’“h  r“1'’  'au',ic  ■«*  <*■“«>  *  j. 

like  a  thin  jelly 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  *  Pennsylvania  Con.  OTcs. 

V.  P. 

23rd  December,  1897 

Mr  toil  Greiner, 

,  146  William  Street, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Keplying  to  your  recent  favor  relatiye  to  the  thermometer 
beg  to  state  that  your  representative  is  mistaken  when  he  states 
that  your  thermometers  were  not  guaranteed  to  be  correct  within 
5  degrees  with  the  mercury  bulbs  enclosed.  The  writer  explaining 
to  him  at  the  time  the  order  was  given  that  the  rosin  vapors 
deposited  rosin  upon  the  tubes  making  it  necessary  for  us  to 
clean  them  every  one  in  a  while  which  we  could  not  do  if  the  bulbs 
were. bare  without  great  danger  of  breakage.  If  the  holes  were 
drilled  into  the  tubes  as  you  suggest  the  rosin  would  soon  deposit 
all  over  the  glass  tubes, and  affect  the  reading. 

Tfce  writer  is  very  clear  in  remembering  his  conversation  1 
as  stated  above  and  should  ’occasion  require  it  is  willing  to  make 
affidavit  to  it.  until  it  is  settled  ho.  test  is  to  be  made  we 
will  do  nothing- further  towards  having  the  thermometers  tested 
and  as  stated  in  our  previous  letter  our  position  is  that  the 
thermometers  were  guaranteed  to  be  correct  within  8  degrees  withthe 

23rd  December, 1897 

Messrs  P.  Dupre'  &  Co., 

93  Billlter  Building, 

Xondon,  England. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

Replying  to  youre  4th  we  belj  to  state  that  Mr  Edison' a 
process  will  work  only  on  magnetic  oree. 

We  expect  that  in  the  near  future  one  of  Mr  Edison 
representatives  will  be  in  your  city  and  will  call  upon  you,  when 
the  matters  stated  in  your  letters  can  be  gone  over  more  thoroughly 

Yours  very  truly, 

Hew  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wke, 

23  rd  Deo  amber,  1897 

Mr  Charlee  I*  Parsons, 


New  Hampshire. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Replyin?  to  youra  20th  to  Mr  Edison  we  be?  to  state  that 
our  Works  are  shut  down  for  the  Christmas  Holidays.  All  the 
Briquettes  are  shipped  and  as  soon  as  we  start  upagain  we  will  be 
glqd  to  ship  you  a  barrel  of  them  ae  requested 

Yours  very  truly, 

naw  Jersey  &  PenneRlavanla  Cort» 


2nd  February,  18@a 


ift*  3.  Terry  Hudson, 

Riverhead, Suffolk  County, 

Long  Island. 

Bear  airs- 

Replying  to  yours  22nd  to  Mr  *&ison  we  Deg  to  state  that 
I  have  had  the  matter  looked  up  and  find  that  the  only  old 
phonographs  we  have  are  the  original  maohinea  whio;  have  been 
held  as  models, they  having  been  used  in  some  of  our  law  suits 
and  we  would  not  dare  to  part  with  them  at  present. 

Mr  Raison  says  ha  would  like  to  oblige  you  very  much 
by  giving  you  a  cylinder  to  which  he  has  talked., but  as  he  ha# 
refused  so  many  others, -particularly  some  of  the  people  in  the 
trade-  he  cannot  see  his  way  clear  to  moke  an  exception  now 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jepsey  *  Pennsylvania  Con.  **•« 
V.  P. 


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Vulcan  tfoft  WorVa, 



Daw  flirei- 

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,  find  your  ut.  of  Jann..y  l*i»  to  Mr  K»»on  »  » 

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nothin?  ha.  ,«  boon  aon.  towarflo  ,.«*.<  the  .!«».•  »-  a3“w 
*,«.  I  loot  wot.  yon  I  ••**«■  *“*■  ** 
troubla  to  <W  th,  .«  ...  *»»  «  ..ntalnoh  .no.  ««  *»•*••* 
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Vuloan  iron  Wort*  *8~ 

or,  no  natter  bo.  «uoh  .»••  and  l..  U  W  “«  ',U‘A*' 
th,  pnoelei.  ...  orouthf  »?  »>  *»• 

.hen  ..  MM  b»  MM-.,  bad  a.  trouble  t.  dry  th.  »•«•»  <“»™ 
did  not  have  nearly  .0  MM  dirt  a.  nnd.r  MX 

no.  a.  to  th.  picture*. aa  .0  bar*  not  Men  runlng  *•  »— 
M.  to  ...  then...  -ill  however  ,.«  »«  yM  «  *»» 
ae  poeeible., probably  somatinvs  in  the  next  oixty  day®,  our  man 
.no  take.  tb...  picture., 1.  at  P™.«*  off  on  a  trip.  •*  XU 

t.K.  th.  natter  up  «tth  bin  m>  hi.  return. 

BMW  you  .ill  pardon  tb.  dew  In.  «—»»> 

MxmM  •—  V*  ln 

^Bi&A  *i*  trrit»**** 

yftfcrt  Wty  iruls*.- 

3rd  ?*bru*ry,l898 

M6mm  Pilling  «  Crane, 



Dear  Sirp:- 

Kneloegd  we  herewith  hand  yon  letter  from  Mr  iiagdr  H 
quimby  oh  which  Mr  Sdla on  ha*  made  a  memorandum  which  explain* 

.  itaelf . 

ift*  Rditon  and  the  writer  rethrow  to  Grange  to-dOy  and 
expeat*  to  come  up  again  Tuaeday  or  tedneeday  of  next  weeK,wheh 
the  Crueher  Plant  i8  ready  to  at&rt.  Mr  Rdlaon  i*  quite  delighted 
with  the  heavy  anew  ator«,ap  it  givee  ue  a  ohanoe  to  teet  the 
Dryer  under  the  moat  severe  condition#.  We  Will  have  frozen  dirt 
or*  *nd  plenty  of  anow,  if  we  malre  hay  Wind  of  a  ehowins  at  *H  ^ 
it  win  wattle  the  Dryer  question.  M 

You  re  very  truly, 

#**  J#pa«f  h  Ponrwrlvdftift  Con,  Hr*. 

8th  February ,1898 

Messrs  Pilling  &  CMn», 



Dear  Sirs:- 

We  are  in  receipt  of  a  pis  of  iron  sent  we  by  the 
Andover  Iron  Company, also  one  eent  ua  by  Mr  FecKitt  and  have 
tdated  both  of  the  above, the  Cornwall  and  the  all  Briquette  iron 
under  the  same  condition  with  the  following  roeulte. 

We  found  the  Andover  iron  broKe  under  two  blowe,  cAi 
Iron  Company* e  low  phoaphoroua  iron  made  from  Chataguay  and 
Spanish  ores  broKe  under  twenty  blows, Cornwall  broKe  under  34 
blows  and  the  all  Briquette  iron  under  49  blowe. 

We  do  not  Know  as  the  above  means  anything  specially 
but  send  It  to  you  as  it  may  be  of  some  interest 

We  expect  to  start  crusher  Plant  to-morrow  and  hope 
tp  have  a  good  report  to  maKe  within  a  few  days. 

Yours  very  truly, 

9th  February, 1898 

Maser 8  Pilling  &  Crane, 



Dear  Sirs;- 

Sometime  ago  your  Mr  Pilling  in  hi-s  conversation  with 
Mr  Rdison  stated  he  would  have  some  of  the  all  Briquette  iron 
made  into  muek  bar  and  tasted.  Will  you  kindly  let  us  know  ifl 
this  haa  been  done, if  so  with  what  results. 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wke. 

V.  P, 

12th  ?ebr«ary,l'B98 

Masers  Pilling  ft  Crane, 



DeW  Sirsi- 

We  started  te*t  in  Crusher  Plant  day  before  yesterday 
and  put  in  material  composed  of  about  75#  of  earth  and  25#  roc* 
which  contained  from  14  to  17  percent  of  moietutel  We  made  several 
taet  of  it)  and  found  that  the  material  wopld  go  through  the  rolls 
alright  ,and  ao  Jong  aB  the  shaking  device  on  our  dryer  could  be 
kept  in  operation, the  material  would  go  through  the  dryer  alao. , 
bUt  the  moment  chatting  device  etoppeS  the  material  wouldnot  run 
and  dryer  would  stop  up.  Of  course  you  understand  the  above  materl 
contains  about  four  times  as  much  moisture  as  we  expect  to 
have  when  Tuning  regularly.  We  duplicated  the  test  yesterday  with 
the  same  results  and  then  decided  t*  connect  up  the  shaking  devioe 
•0  it  will  run  by  power  and  run  continously , this  will  take  us  eewer 
tl  days. 

In  the  meantime  we  have  started  the  gang  of  men  at  work 
in  Mill  #lana  hops  to  start  that  plant  up  Tuesday  or  Wednesday  of 
bfl*t  weak  and  hin  through  it  all  the  ore  we  have  in  Stockhouse  #1 


and  when  this  ore  is  <?one  we  will  aaain  start  up  Crusher  Plant 
as  by  that  time  the  addition  aa  etatea  above  will  be  completed. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Mew  Jereey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

12th  February, 1898 

Mr  3.  B.  Patterson,  Supt., 


New  Jersey. 

Dear  Sir:- 

We  are  in  receipt  of  yours  10th  and  have  fully  noted 
aame.  Please  accept  our  thanks  for  the  half  pig  of  iron  which  we 
have  teeted  with  some  other  makes  of  pig  iron. 

Mr  Rdison  is  still  at  work  to  learn  why  our  pig  iron 
Is  eo  very  strong, but  has  not  reached  final  conclusions. 

Yours  very  truly* 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 



ltsth  February  18DS 

Maser 8  Pilling  &  Crane, 



Dear  air«:- 

W«  are  in  receipt  y*d**»  Jiti*  Wfcich  n4  have  rally  noted 
aaftfttft  and  the  Writer  $xp*»t  $fi  b*  at  the  "Verb*  next  after 
Tvnftf|y  and  win  be  giea  ni>  eee 

We  note  that  yjdtfwill  try  end  £lo»e  the  Ponupo  matter  j 
*hi»era4k  and  hope  that  the  fla&l  Fill  go  through.  1 

W»  rettelyed  oheok  at  Orange  ,Mr  Kandolph  will  acknowledge) 
waie,  and  am  obliged  to  you  for  it.  ' 

Yours  very!  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  WX&. 

'.,  ...  . ,,  ,-■, ' 

leth  '7«t>rU*ry,  **$8 


e/a  Cftari#*  A*  JaoA«on.v 

3 oath  PrAnSiin  S*raet, 

WtlJrO*  -Barp^Pen^ , 

Ba«J?  *JrS- 

Uapljring  t«  ywis*  XltU  «&•  Wisott  i>«5  *»  ««« 
that  ha-  has  already  don«  considerable  war*  en  th»  <3<U»  protolQ* 
^txt  hfw  not  aa  yet  succeeded  i«  solving  it. 


Youre  very  truly, 

N0W  J$r#ey  &  Pennsylvania  Oop.  WjcW. 

24th  February, 1898 

Mr  BdWard  D.  lewis, 

23  Columbus  Block, 

Duluth,  Minn. 

Dear  Sir:- 

Replying  to  yours  14th, which  we  have  fully  noted  we  beg 
tp  state  that  we  are  not  as  ye*  ready  to  take  any  work  outside  of 
<this  state  add  probably  will  not  for  the  next  year  or  so, as  it 
in  our  intention  to  build  oUr;second  plant  a  short  distunes  from 
the  One  located  at  'this  point. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Nyw  Jersey  &  Penney lvmnia  Con.  Wke 

24th  Sebruary*l&98 

Mewsfw  Pill  in?  *  Qrane, 

Philadelphia » 


tear  Sirs:- 

Pa  have  Just  telegraphed  you*  Ship  Quick, five  «»*• 
hitwinoue  *9*1  in  addition  to  regular  order*  which  we  now  beg 
to  confirm, 

fee  writer  on  his  return  here  find*  th  a  coal  supply 
tatting  low, also  that  our  people  telegraphed  you  ye«terd*y  to  trace 
sfcipMgnt  now  on  road  which  we  trust  you  will  do. 

Mill  #1  i»  runipg  very  satisfactory, the  only  trouble 
being  from  the  moisture  in  the  ore  which  hae  been  laying  in  the 
Stool  House  for  some  months.  This  givee  ««*>  trouble  with  th« 
aoreens  When  we  put  in  an  excess  of  the  material  but  we  find  we 
#a«  run  about  150  tons  an  hour  without  any  trouble,  feet «r day,  for 
a  abort  time,  (  15  minutes)  we  put  though  at  the  rate  of  338  ton. 
«&  hour,  fe*  Mill  handled,  this  amount,  exeapt  that  the  efficiency 

of  th*  screens  went  way  down. 

Please  do  your  beat  on  thje  coal  and  hurry  it  along 
Tours  veijy  truly. 


gnn  tyVfiMHTrtS&s 

Kr  T.  *•  Brown*  Py«a». 

Toledo  Sindlny  A  3pri||i*fitld  Halfway, 

Toledo.  Ohio* 

D«(S*  Sir*.- 

:  w*  had  a  call  to-day  from  your  Hr  Moore  an$  showsd 
him  some  of  our  Oorap  Briquettes  .which  he  thtt*. 

■  experiment , and  a.  directed  by  him  we  will  ship  you  twantV  thdusar 
pounds  of  them.  We  *1?  On  excess  two  thousand  pounds  above  {four 
order  as  there  will  be  more  or  less  fines, the  Briquette®  not 
bain*  first  class.  Wo  have  agreed  with  Mr  Moore  *9  «har*e  ^  **• 
extra  cost  of  loading  these  Briquettes  as  we  will  be  oo«p*p»a 
to  ploK  them  out  by  hand. 

Trusting  you  will  find  the  Briquettes  will  answer  tfr 
your  work,  we  are 

Yourp  fcery  truly. 

«^y  4  Pennsylvania  Con. 

17th  March, 1898 

less rs  Pilling  &  Crane, 

Mr  Bdlaon  haa  lully  noted  yarn-  favor  °r  th.  14tt  lMt 
aalatlv.  to  atat ament  aade  by  ».  Ia.»™»  «»»»  *  0"w*",! 

M  alao  notee  that  Mr  ».  ».  Soronton  haa  teen  drppped  "»  «*• 
manat ament .  and  a*  ..hathar  la  year  opinion,  the  pr.aant  ..tatament 
would  ha  .aura  favorable  to  a.  than  th.  late  one.  Be  ala.  U 

l.  a  ,raat  pity  th,  sa.t.rn  .teal  people  ao  not  r.aliae,.hat  a 
vary  treat  aid  to  them  Briquette.  will  be  .when  it  oono.  to  meet 
Pattern  oonp.titloh.tha.  he  teal,  oonridant  .one  day  th.y  .m 
fully  appreciate  thie  fact. .but  in  the  .eantln.  th.y  will  have 
foot  conolaerable  monay.whloh  adpht  have  b ben  aa,ad.h.d  thay  baa. 
disposed  to  aid  him. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Sew  Jersey  A  Pennsylvania  Con.  WK». 

17th  Maroh,189S 

Messrs  Pilling  &  Crane, 



Pear  Sirs: - 

We  received  some  daye  ago  the  printed  liet  of  ■  Cargo 
Analyseeof  XaKe  Superior  Iron  Ore*  for  the  aeaeon  of  1897*  Last 
night  Mr  »3i8on  and  the  writer  figured  over  most  of  the  prominent 
or ee, deducting  from  the  iron  the  moieture,and  based  on  price* 
which  have  been  published  at  being  effective  for  1898:wa  failed  to 
find  a  single  ore  which  could  be  delivered  to  the  tChigh  Valley, 

««  low  as  six  cent*  per  unit.  fa  figured  freight ;rates  from 
the  lake  Krie  to  Xehigb  point*  $1.10  per  ton.  This  conclusion 
was  a  little  surprising  to  M*  Rdieon.ana  hs  Would  like  to  know  if 
we  are  correct  in  our  figures  We  picked  out  the  opes  carrying  from 
.080  4o  .040  phosphorpuC. 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  (fan.  Wire. 

V*  P. 

16th  March, 1898 

Meears  Pilling  &  Crane, 

Philadelphia,  ' . 


Dear  Sira:- 

We  are  in  receipt  of  yours  15th  and  note  that  the  price 
of  *1  Puokwheat  coal  ia  85  cents  at  the  mines, and  freight  to 
{Edison  is  $1.55.  We  also  note  that  you  will  take  up  4he  question 
of  difference*  between  Bdison  and  Port  Oram  rate's, and  trust 
you  will  get  a  reduction. 

The  Crusher  Plant  ran  well  to-day  with  the  exception  of 
a  sprocket  chain  which  has  broken  twice.  We  will  replace  it  with 
a  belt.  We  expect  to  run  the  Crueher  Plant  all  the  balanoe  of  the 
weekend  as  soon  as  the  stock  house  is  filled, we  will  start  up 
Brisker  Plant. 

Yours  very  truly, 

N«w  Jersey  *  Pennsylvania  Con.  Iks. 



lf»th  March, 1S9S 

Mr  Bdward  S.  lewis, 

23  Columbus  Buidlins:, 

Duluth,  Mirrn. 

Dear  S*ri- 

HeplylnS  to  your a  28th  ultimo  we  beg  to  state  that  # 
Company  wae,  formed  some  yeare  ago  whieh  have  the  right  to  u«e 
Mr  Sdieon'e  separating  aaohinery  for  the  etatee  of  .Wieoonaift, 
Michigan  and  Minnesota, and  at  the  present  time  thi*  Company  ie 
not  ready  to  taXe  up  the  qureetjoh  of  additional  plant*. 

Ae  stated  in  our  previous  letter*  it  will  be  eooMt  time 
before  they  are  ready  to  consider  thi®  queetioa. 

Your*  very  truly, 

New  Jereey  *  ?enB»yivanl4  Con.  *K(u 

.loth  Marph.iass 

MT  If.  R.  Chisholm, 

£7  Kelson  Plaoe, 

Newark,  N.  J. 

SfSty*  $ir$- 

Replylng  to  yours  28th  ultimo  to  Mr  Sdieoi*  relative  to 
f  <&1t  separator  we  b*g  to  state  that  his  system  is  not  ft  f>*o*al 
t#J»hJ,nf  but  a  complete  plant  with  many  new  devices.  The  Mill  fS* 
the  0pti2  Grant  will  have  a  capacity  of  about  twenty  thousand 
tppe  of  gravel  per  day* 

The  scheme  eannot  be  worked.  eueoeSsful  on  laps  thai) 
five  thousand  tons  of  gravel  ddr,***umln«  of  «our«e,  fa  **• 
9p»it  is  of  a  low  grade.  No  W*tpr  is  required  woppt  ft*  W 
airt  ths  deposit  is  only  adapted  for  very  large  dopoftit*  t>t 

Yours  vs rit  ■  truly1* 

Me*  tfspsdy  *  Tsnn*jrlv*aV»  '<?**-  4M* 

Maroh  19th,  1893 

Hr  luther  Sterinser, 

12o  liberty  Street, 
Mew  York  City. 

Dear  Si'rt- 

°alled  at  your  office  the  early  part- of  this  week  ana 
lm**  ™  ""  *"  «*  «■««.«  «.«««•„  ,o-tolr. 

th*  <’n“h8'>  P1*“  taw  Ma  »„. 

"*“W  Cf  '8“'"i  lf  »»  U  1»  operation  1, 

*"  “  ll“e  f°-  *»  “  brln5  a„y  t6l, 

yon  may  win.  The  irlt.  Mil  b.  a,  th,  laboratory  all  day  Mon¬ 
day  bar,  T«„aay  afternoon  ^ 

doolo.  .0  .on,  to  tl.nhon.  M«  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^  ^ 
operation  the  day  you  are  here. 

Youre  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wke. 

lift-  tupnk  C.  Roberto, 



Roar  Sirt- 

X  beg  to  acknowledge.  your  favor  of  the  13th  inet  which 
haw  been  on  Mr  Bdiaon'a  deek  ainoe  laet  Tuesday.  He  h*e  promised  • 
joe  teveral  times  to  give  a  Sketch  of  what  he  believeo  will  do 
year  work, but  hae  been  eo  buoy  on  other  mattere.he  haw  hot  yet  made 
it  fpr  zee.  t  will  keep  at  him  ana  forward  you  a  full  reply  in 
a  few  dttye.  1  write  thle  now  eo  you  will  think  we  are  neglecting 
the  matter. 

tear*  vayy  truly, 

Hew  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Cep.  Wk». 

March  19th,  18*8 

Mr  J.  P.  Wetherhill, 

Strath  Bethlehem, 


Dear  SirJ- 

Enclosed  we  herewith  hand  you  letter  from  Olean  GQa'ss 
Company  relative  to  a  eeparator.  We  believe  your  maohine  ie  better 
adapted  for  this  work  than  cure. 

In  the  past  three  or  four  yearB  we  have  had  a  great 
many  inquiries  of  this  eort  from  the  glass  people  and  belisva  that 
a  number  of  machines  oduldibe  eolil  with  various  glass^.companist. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wke. 


May  B7th,  1898, 

Alex  Backus,  Pre*., 

Vuloan  Iron  Work*  Company, 

Toledo,  Ohio . 

Dear  Sir:- 

Jteplyln$  to  your 8'  19  th  ye  beg  to' Slat*  that  wa  have  not 
ran  thq  shovel a  or  oyr  Qrapfting  Plant  for  over  a  oMth,  oar 
9to«k  Hones*  being  full  «f  ore  vg  had  no  plead  for  mor*  of  it, 

8»  hate  keen  completing  Brisker  Pldnfc  and  started  it  up 
to-day  fbr  a  trial  ttrn,  n»t  putting  any  eonoWtfatos  through  it, 

89  hGpe  to  aa»o  Briquettes  to-niorrok  and  a#  Boon  at#  wo  have 
Gleaned  out  our  Stock  House*  till  then  start  Oruaher  Plant  and 
the-  •hotel*  and  hope  to  keep  runin*?  steSdily  for  the  balunes  of 
this  yearir 

Mr  Bdiaon  id  In  v$ry  good  health  an4  Joins  me  ih  sending 
kindest  regards. 

Your*  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  *  Pennsylvania  C6n»  Wk*. 

June  2nd)  1898, 

Mf  F.  X»  Binford, 
loa  Angeles, 

Calif  ornia. 

D«ftr  Sir;- 

Rep lying  to  your  a  21  ®t  ultimo  to  Mr  Rdieoij  relative  to 
our  three  high  roll®  we  beg  to  state  that  by  experiWC^  it  wa« 
found  that  under  great  pressures  of  the  ordinary  type  of  crushing 
rolls  where  a  moving  shaft  was  witling  against  a  fixed  bearing 
the  loss  in  friction  was  about  80#,  Mr  Bdiatn  reduced  thie  to 
about  10#  by  doing  away  with  a  fixed  bearing  arid  making  it  of 
wire  rope  which  travels  at  the  same  rate  of  speed  ae  doeo  the 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  fennpylvanla  Oo»\.  Wfctt, 

?u no  find,  IBB8. 

Mr  Pavid  0*r«n, 

50  Rxehangp  Chambera, 

Bixteth  Street, 

London,  jyigi^iia. 

Dear  8ir:> 

Replying  to  Jfourt  13th  ultimo  to  Mr  Kdiaort  we  bag  tp 
State  that  we  4re  unahla  to  quote  yOu  prioee  on  our  Briquet  tea 
for  shipment  abroad  gt  tbi»  time,  the  lofeal  market  taking  our 
entire  output. 

later  on  when  our  facilities  are  increased  we  hope  to 
maka  export  ehipmenta. 

Your a  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Can*  Wife* 

June  9th,  1898. 

Mr  D.  1.  Paulue, 

341  Main  Street, 

Orange,  N.  J, 

fiear  Sir!- 

Mr  Haddock  has  handed  the  writer  your  propoeal  of  June 
4th.  We  are  thinking  of  having  the  building  painted  both  inside 
and  outside  with  fire  proof  oaint.  If  we  decide  to  do  thie  we, of 
course,  will  furnish  the  paint  and  beg  o  ask  that  you  advise  us 
the  cost  of  the  labor,  provided  we  furnish  the  material,  also  give 
us  an  estimate  of  painting  the  inside  with  two  coats. 

Yours  very  truly. 

Edison  Phonograph  Works. 

Juft©  9th,  1898: 

Vulcan  Iron  Works, 

On  Juris  21st  next  our  note  Of  #1675.90  fall*  Ous.  We 
would  appreciate  it  if  you  would  permit  us  to  renew  #1000.  of  this 
Amount  for  a  period  of  four  months, 

fe  have  not  aa  yet  started  shipping  Briquettes,  as  }jr 
,*4J,aon  haa  been  experimenting  at  our  Briok©r  Plant  the  past  week 
and  haa  diacovared  a  way  of  baking  the  Briquettes  With  ths  coal 
consumption  of  about  25^  loss  than  wo  have  heretofore  ueeA. 

This  will  involve  alight  change*  in  the  fuel  chambere  of  our 
furnace#  and  delay  ue  three  or  four  we«X««  He  ha*  aleo  from  hie 
experimental  wo«t  auecesded  in  cutting  the  quantity  of  binding 
Material  n«ae#«arjr  to  sake  good  briquettes  down  to  atrtiit  4oX,«o 
Aat  the  reduotion  in  cost  P**  ton  of  Briquet  tea  ie  material 
and  warrant#  as  to  make  the  ohange  at  present.  Vox1  this  reason  we 
ask  the  extension  a*  above  Which  we  trust  you  will  be  able  to 
grant  us.  Kihdly  let  ua  hear  from  you  promptly  and  we  will  forward 
you  our  not#  for  $1000.  and  you  oftn  aena  tt#  the  proceeds  ofSaao 

before  the  ftl«t* 

The  writer  saw  our  Pro jectos cope  man  yesterday  and 
arranged  with  him  to  take  piotures  of  your  shovel  ae  coon  4«  we 
started  up.  We  will  have  the  sign  plaoefl  on  your  shovel  as  you 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey.  &  Pennsylvania  Con,  Wka 

June  9th,  1898. 

Messrs  Pilling  &  Crane, 



Dear  Sirs:- 

The  writer  returned  here  to-day  after  an  absences  of  a 
week  and  finds  that  during  hie  absence  Mr'  Edison  has  been  runing 
one  of  the  furnees  at  the  br inker' plant  and  has  discovered  a  way 
of  perfectly  baking  the  Briquettes  with  about  l/4'df  the  coal  we 
formerly  used  and  about  40  %  less  of  ’the  binding  material,  .this 
of  course  reduoes  the  cost  of  Briquetting  quite  a  little. 

We  are  having  the  changes  made  on  one  furnace  and  will 
give  it  another  trial'  and  if  it  works  as  well  as' it  did  on  the 
laat  test  will  make  the  changes  oii  all  of  our  furnaces.  The  changes 
are  in  themselves  small  and  can  be  made  in  a  short  time  provided 
we  can  get  the  necessary  material  quickly. 

The  Crusher  Plant  is  ready  to  run  except  one  pair  of 
gear  wheels, which George  V.  Cresson  Company^  your  city  promises 
to  ehipto-morrow.  Mill  #1  is  also  ready  to  run,  change  of  the  fans 

having  bean  \i&mpletod.  The  Brisker  Plant  is  also  ready  to  run 
exoept  for  the  change  on  furnaces  above  mentioned. 

Vour 8  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wk 

June  lOth»  1898. 

;.tr  FranK  c.  Roberts, 



Sir:-  Th9  roller  foed  over  r611« 

— 1  — • 

0.  ■«  *»  •B0*n-  ™  _'t  p  an4  proa„e  .„■*.!  *»*"* 

**■'*•* '-**  rn.  -»•  -  ”i“it,°r  ih8 

pouna.  P'»*»”re  “  „„  the  maf  ?l*t0  8  °C 

—  — »  *m  „  mu  «.«  -  -  *l-» 

-  l60ut  4000  pouna..  MA  1W  ' 

at  „  ,i.«  *«»•  ly  mu  a.  BO  *  of 

II  —  - * 

„„  mU  W..  *»  flM* 

«  *»  —  -  «  “8“8  “  .  .maaaU  ran  -  88  11  U  * 

**«  *■* c" tM  Isr  1I,H»  - «- 4  - 5  in“he*  *** 

M„a  ”9C9,”  y 


We  are  changing  our  'drawing  now  for 
Ctnuany  3G"  Roll  with  lateet  improvements  and 
oi .t  Monday  I  think,  I  will  sand  them  to  you  so 
wiih  your  Mill  plans. 

tha  New  Jersey  Zinc 
blue  print  will  be 
you  can  go  ahead 

Yours  very  truly. 

June  10th,  1898. 

Oayy  T.  Hoobineoiit 
71  Broadway, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  8ir»- 

Youre  9th  received  and  noted-  Mr  Sdi*<»  »m  be  K«re 
all  next  week  except  Monday  and  will  he  Slad  to  «e*  Mr  ftMH» 
my  day  next  week  provided  ha  oamo*  arrange  to  co**  *P  to-morrow 

Yours  very  truly, 

•w  nth,  i$9B 

MeB8r#  J*  B-  Ki^,  &  Co., 
24  state  Street, 

New  York  City. 
Dear  Sires- 

■  ***.  m.u  t.„.:nr  °f  4°ru  “ MM  ””-12  ’•»"•»«  «. 

- «.  „itt  4S.le  ~n,h  *«.« 

bu«tteftt.,ana  noal  uasa  bains  ^2 

— * *— «.  ZVZZTmts* W9  ao  - 

the  dost  or  fbai  you  wil1 

•«— .  »zr  °r  -  y“  -  ** — - ~ 

* .  ««  mr :  a°”~e  ,n  ** 

-hflulft  .You  in  aay  ^  ****■.  h8V8  *wi9  #1* 

**  :**»  m  JCjrr  Ww  yowr  ******  *‘' 

June  ZSrfl, 1898. 

Standard  Oil  Company. 

Confirming  telephone  order-  .«t  y.»  W  ‘he  •*» 

beforo  yoaterdayple...  **>  »•  »  °r  ”*1“"  ’“h  * 

Bpoolflo  gravity  of  about  lS.alao  a  oawlo  oan  of  ona  to  fivo 

gallons  by  express. 

A.  ...ted  to  yon,  .0  arc  P-h.-lna 

offloo  and  find  it  run.  oo  »«d»  •»«  «  a”lr8  “* 

real  duo,  to  -la  «th  «  »  «  *“  "S9°lfl9  *""ltT  **  *' 

point  .boro  it  boat  do.,  onr  .or*.  f  -U  no. 

quantitlea  of  thi.  realalnm  .«  MS  «  •«  «“*  *“*  “  “ 

prioo  on  it  ».  o.  B.  «i.o„.  ...  ».  i«  -««*»  »“■ 

.hathor  it  0»  ..  •».*  1"  —  *“•  —  »*  “ 

bbtainad  fro.  year  *«•'  offloo  69 

.onto  par  sailon.aa  .boy  «.«*  »*«  “*  °““t  ^  °”’t* 

above  ahat  «  -a  paylh*  f»  f«J  •***•  *9  ^  »* 

■>*»“«■ *•  sjbi/r.:  “»«.« •*  «■'  9<mv9nt“” 

Vnurn  very  truly. 

June  24t,h>l898, 

Hem  jr«rw  &  'p°°ono  Mcmn*ath  lce  C0‘’ 

19  t>laoe» 

)i*t(r  t<n?»  C^y* 

®*P  ®ir**'*  t0  the  "Rubberoifi  RoQfih^ 

'  ttetj lying  to  jTonne  2Std  relal1 

^  ^  Qf  our  buil41n(?, 
x  *v.a+  have  ueed  i**  on 

*»>  be®  t0  8t*  finished  a  Wilding  at  our 

l  „„  have  just  finished 

4^  ve*V  ^d  WW,  ^  ^  ^  ^  ..  ^  this  -fin 

FUdnogWph  r  •  1  fty  thousand  square  fee 

*  -  —  -  ^"  e  7JL~  in  putting  »  . 

of  it.  «e  do  not  HWrt  *<>»  *ouid  mak 
ypur  building#. 

June  28th, 1893. 

Pacific  Electrical  Co., 

120  Main  Street, 

la  Croa8e,  Wie. 

Dear  Sirsi- 

We  have  in  our  employ  about  150  men  who.  use  muzzels  with 
wet  sponges  on  account  of  the  threat,  amount  of  duet  produced  in  our 
Crushing  Plant.  We  have  seen  a  sample  .of  the  muzzel  you  manufac¬ 
ture  and  beg  to  aek  that  you  quote  us  price  on  same  in  dozen  lots 
If  we  bu-  them  at  all  we  will  probably  get  100  or  more,  also  quote 
ue  price  on  the  Sheldon  Celluloid  Bye  Shield  in  lota  of  a 
dozen  or  more,  should  adopt  these  we  will  also  uae  them  in 
considerable  quantities 

Yours  very  truly, 

June  25th,  18lJ3. 

arnuir.  Richardson  Go., 

•  chilled  iron  shells 

,  carefully  noted,  and  we  have  n;one 
-or-  shells  carefully  with  Mr  ^ison 

„a  in  vi..  or  «.o  ».  «■«*««•  ^  *1K> 

i  the  past, which 

thousands  of  dollars,  we  hardly 

„  w  cl0„  ...  thl.  *0  -  ***”  ’ 

mo.  «,«*»..  “a 

r  -at .->r  on  we  will  be  in  better  shape 

onsider able  lose  of  tim—  "•  - 

,ake  the  matter  up  a^ain. 

We, of  course, Know  all  other  things  being  equal, the 

,ut  our  experience  1 

infr  to  the  b reining  off 

idge o  of  the  chiliad  iron  shells  we  actually  « 

American  ;  Radiator  company, 

Replying  to  yourq  20th  ultimo  we  bag  to  state  that  we 
have  not  had  analysis  made  of  the  last  Briquet  tea  shipped  yofl  aa 
they  were  made  from  material  which  we  obtained  during  one  of  our 
teet  rune.  We  believe  that  the  iron  will  assay  somewhere  about 
iron,  .045  to  .060  phosphorous,  .015  to  .018  Sulphur.  Our 
Briquettes  regularly  runbe tween  67  and  68  in  iron,  from  .030  to 
*035  phoBphoroue  and  from  .010  to  .015  sulphur.  We  will  be  glad 
to  know  how  the  Briquettes  answer  your  purpose. 

Yours'  Very  truly, 

New  Jereey  &  Pennsylvania  cion. 


July  8th,  1898. 


Me 8 ora  A  W.  Dolfini  &  Co,, 

140  Nassau  Street, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sirs:- 

Confirming  my  conversation  day  before  yesterday  we  beg' 
to  etate  that  we  would  like  to  have  you  submit  tie  a  sample  Of 
your  respirator  having  the  following  changes  made  on  the  model  you 
now  have. 

1st  Klaetios  to  be  fastened  to  the  respirator  by  clips  60 
they  can  be  easily  moved  when  the  respirator  is  be  washed. 

2nd  The  portion  of  the  respirator  going  around  the  mouth  to 
be  made  of  rubber  or  some  other  material  that  will  permit  the 
respirator  to  be  washed  in  hot  water. 

3rd  A  better  arrangement  for  permitting  air  to  enter  the 
nostrils  .  . 

While  it  id  not  altogether  necessary, but  in  making  the 
above  changes  if  you  are  required  to  make  a  new  model  we  would 
suggest  a  larger  sponge  surface.  We  find  on  the  model  you  now 
have  thsit  the  sponge  is  so  thick  that  a  ter  it  id  wet,  it  is 

difficult  to  breathe  throupgu  This  may  be  alright  for  amoke  but 
it  would  not  do  where  the  men  are  required  to  wear  them  ten  hour* 

per  day. 

Ab  etated  to  you  we  uaa  a  good  many  of  theee  respirators 
in  the  efrnrse  of  a  year,  and  if  you  can  make  the  changes  suggested 
and  get  the  price  down  low  enough  we  will  consider  adopting  your 

Kindly  let  us  hear  from -you  promptly. 

Youre  very  truly, 

Hew  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wke. 


July  8th,  1398. 

Me  oars  Pilling  &  Crane, 



Dear  Sires  - 

We  beg  to  acknowledge  receipt  of  youre  2nd  and  6th 
enclosing  teste  of  Pennsylvania  Steel  Company  and  Thomas  Iron 
Company  of  the  hare  of  iron  which  i*  guite  satisfactory.  Pleas-e 
accept  our  thanks  for  your  help  in  the  matter. 

We'  note  that  you  have  atarted  up  the  Catasaqua  Rolling 
Mill,  and  Mr  n  Join.  the  .niter  in  ext.n.ains  «»  »» 

.tehee  for  year  sreat  »«ceeea.  It  .ill  not  bo  .«»  Ions 
,,  .ill  be  .able  .0  aend  Mr  PeaHltt  more  of  onr  Briquette..  ,t  1. 
intention  no.  .0  up  the  Cru.h.r  Plant  Saturday,  next  and 
run  throuqh  tha  ora  .liioh  i.  no.  loaded  on  our  oar.,  probably 
30  or  40  ale  ip  a  and  aoi.btlme  next  «.»  >e  l.opn  to  set  another  teat 
at  the  Brick er  Plante 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  CON/  Wk« 


Wetherill  Separating  Co., 

52  Broadway, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sire:-  ' 

'  Repaying  to  youre  1st  which- has  been  waiting  my  return, 

We  beg  to  state  that  our  Briquetting  Machinery  will  Undoubtedly 
wdrt eas  fully  on  almost  any  subatartae, but  the  binding  material 
ye  uie  is  adapted  only  for  magnetite.  It  probably  would  involve 
considerable  experimenting  to  get  the!  proper  blMiftg  Material  for 
instances  Other  then  magnetite.  If  it  i$  4  tj&abtion, What 

io  the  material  you  deeira  to  have  made  into  Briquettes? 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania 

July  9th,  1893. 

Messrs  Pilling  &  Crane, 


Dear  Sire:- 

Mr  Edison  would  like  to  have  roiao  of  the  teats  showing 
the  tensile  strength  and  elongation  which  you  get  on  the  bars 
made  from  the  low  phosphorous  pig  iron  that  you  are  now  rolling 
at  your  Cataeaqua  Works.  He  would  like  these  b0  ao  to  compare 
them  with  teats  recently  oent  ua. 

We  have  ad  the  Crush  er  Plan'  runing  all  the  morning,  oo 
far  have  not  put  in  any  ore,  'out  axoect  to  get  some  in  this  after¬ 
noon.  Everything  runs  very  well. 

Vour  8  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  o.enneylvania  Con.  Wks. 


Jfteeera  Pilling  &  Crane, 



Bear  3ir8i- 

We  herewith  re  urn  letter  from  American  Iron  and  dteel 
Acnooiation  and  h  eg  to  aelc  that  you  fill  oat  the  tonpagd  Of  the 
eonoentrateB  ehipped.  As  near  ae  we  can  get  at  it  roughly  we  pro¬ 
duced  about  4000  tone  of  oonoentratee ^laet  year. 

Youre  very  truly. 

New  Jeraey  &  Penneylvania  Con.  WKe. 

*»*•  v«7  trply. 

New  J&VKf  *  0®»*  'H'*' 


Jtily  exist.,  1896. 

Messrs  Hohtsami  &  Msttw*  Mf$  <?o., 

AS  Ohartbei‘6  street, 

New  Yoarh  city, 

Dear  sirsi- 

Thfe  writer  finds  yours  iQbii  siting  bis  return  find  in 
y^ly  beg*  to  state  that  we  aranfit  at  present  in  the  matfhet  for 
tliA  additions,  thermometers, ae  soon  as  ne  get  to  it  will  a«vise  you, 
fe  trust  the  delay  in  writing  has  inno  tf«y  inObnvenien- 
eed  your  Mr  Mauer  and  we  hope  to  have  the  pleasure  of  meeting  him 
again  in  tha  near  future. 

It  may  be  of  interest  t<j  you  to  Knew  that  your  thermom¬ 
eters  are  working  very  well  with  the  exception  of  one  in  which  the 
«Woiiry  oolumn  sometimes  breaBe.alss  that  we  won  the  law  Suit  we 
h*d  fiver  the  thermometere  that  your  Mr  Mauer  saw  while  here. 

Youre  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con,  Wfcs, 






July  spnu 

Pitting  A 



Wq  W*e  vojfltfns  *o  i*U>  ^ri^Vap  ?5-ant 

W&  werkeA  all  nVgit  la  8*  altfvfc  **«  ^«8t 

t&i*  »*min*  »e  Mv*  eo  f M  M*,  V*  **e  «*•  •**«**  ******* 

att&  hWft  to  Bftt  another  W  W«n$o**o*  -«4  a]»X3.  bd  &eapp<4nte« 

If  «*>•  net  «A*«  ft*ti$X»ot<»*y.  **V  **  i»^8  ^  tftl ' 

h«6U  *fti  end  thfr  rtWnACe  Pfflblstfl. 

tfoiire  Vejtt 

Haw  Jereev  A  pdfarntfUan**  «on.  ¥*«>. 

July  29th,  1898 

Hr  J,  ?  Randolph  Trane. , 


New  y^r»ey* 

DeAr  Sirl- 

Sfel,  trill  introduce  to  you  Mr  J.  R.  Ho.lrtr.Vie  gontle 
man  about  whom  T  telephoned  to-day.  He  wants  to  loo*  over  the 
Sew  jereey  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Worhs  booxe  from  the 
tioft  the  Company  was  first  organized  down  to  d«*.  He  particular 
IV  wants  ti»  portion  previous  to  toaWOt  l^r 

toT  attention  you  may  show  hi*  will  be  **•*»•*.  by 

Youre  vepy  tJ*uiy* 



July  29th,  1898. 

policieo  as  follows. 

Unclosed  please  find  Merchants  r«suralloe  company'. 

.  November  29th  B  22  @  500  #1; 017, 784 

February  15th  B  2  2500  1,017,789 

*  13th  M  2  2500  1,017,798 

13th  M  89  2500  1,017,798,  al,o  their  letter 

July  8th  and  carbon  copy  of  letter  to  you  came  date.whioh  explain 

As  this  letter  i 

*  little  unusual  we  decided  to  call 

on  the  Merchants  Inaurariqo  Company  and  learned  that  the  policies 
<j»d  been  cancelled  because  of  the  trouble  they  had  previously  in 
getting  the  premiums  due  from  you.  We  then  investigated  thie 
matter  in  several  ether  pianos  and  found  that  this  Company,  togette 
with  other  Edison  interest  era  all  looked  upon  as  slow  pay  on 
account  of  the  trouble  in  collectihg  the  premiums  from  you, and  it 
Aae  been  stated  to  -the  writer  that  they1  supposed  you  had  difficulty 
in  collecting  the  premise  from  «*»  We  need  not  state  that  this 


rw**“ *  S>  *UM1'  «,« v  **  * 

».  <*..  «.«  *»  ,ta„i  r.  w  t8  a„ 

?JlB  9f  y,lhq.  «Xo*  pay. 

^  .hV*  1ro,^areR  «**  *.  «o  not  a*  aoV,  ^nsu^rjce 

U  <iU  lar,few^  «o  awto  w*  or  th»oi  «frw  ^4 

***  too  <  lino  **  *afl.fchoy  ***#  thtf  #,r*  to  tdee 

*****  it  KM  M  ^  y.„on  „0  that 

***  Of xp9m>,  **tA  * 

*•  jJW  A  UV3+  Mttitet  ,*  p**ita**-  *U*  *„<,  jfGel 

*•  af*  «**W  to  to  jpUe*i>i«  pwtwt^jv 

)k  t(>  th*  M«rc2^«4«  polUioo  -you  $4$  not  notify  that 
***  oofh  toftlo  to  p*Jfr*nt  tfe«M  <s*fl<,ela«*,ton  ad  3rttatt«- 

•j-  ftnst  toy  *a*  Man  elaMoliaa  *»#'99*.&k>mA  w#  h«4^aooo, 
i«*0  li.««n «0  to***  *^POO^  l(o  ft*  not  Hit*  thlp  ana  1„  e»Be 

Of  riyuff  ir4  Vov*a  wm>«  i*«i  **pc& 

{ftppAfyfi*  ^ ,rll;i  *****  ** 

•g^syua#*  s  M 


T.  p.  leayara, 

57  doiborne  Street, 

Sorottto,  Ontario. 

Pear  Sirt- 

Replying  to  youro  July  sth  to  Mr  gaison  we  beg  to  state 
that  w.  are  not  interested  in  iron  ore  properties  i„  Canada  .* 
h*W  all  tie  can  take  care  o i.  in  this  viointty 

Youra  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wits. 

August  4th>1898 

Mr  Mwft  Qplbertaon, 

Jjtyplying  to  youy  lettei1  ol1  Judd  16th  to  Mi*  Efli 
h*#  been  misplaced,  we  heg  tP  state  that  Vo  -a 
oaoh-inery  *a*  &  pi**  f-or  the  Unfc  people  "With  a  tjdpMty  of  WOO 
tptva  pair  day.  thl?  ?lao*  we  e*p$«t  t°  have  co^jlatsd  early  najtt 
y«d*>  and  we  thin*  it  would  W  advisible to  wait  until  that  time 
aurni  see  both  'tyetr  plant  an$  our  own  in  operation.  The  Zinc 
plant  is  located  within  five  miles  of  oura. 

We  oWiah  to  50  mesh, the  Zinc  people  will  crush  to. about 
20.  Should  you  decide  to  looK  into  the  matt! 

yq«  JfUll  data  ae  to  the  coats  of  crushing  P 
fldft  the  prices  amazingly  low. 

Yours  very  truly »' 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  W*e, 

August  5th,  1898 

Messrs  Pilling  fc  Crane, 



Dear  Sires - 

.  .  The  pile  of  Briquettes  which  your  Mr  Pilling'  saw  when 
last  here  has  grown  so  large  that  we  lack  room  for  further  tests 
so  started  to-day  loading  them  and  will  continue  to  load  them 
until  the  pile  is  .all  loaded  and  unless  we  hear  from  you  to  the 
contrary  will  ship  to  the  Crane  Iron  Works  to  apply  on  their  order 
These  Briquettes  have  all  been  made  during  the  tests, 
some  of  them  are  very  hard  and  some  are  poor, so  please  arrange 
with  Mr  Peckitt  to  unload  the  cars  with  as  muoh  care  as  possible 
so  to  save  breakage.  At  this  writing  am  unable  to  tell  how  many 
cars  there  will  be  and  will  advise  you  later  on  this  point.'  It  is 
Mr  KdisonVs  intention  to  run  tha  Bricker  Plant  until  midnight  and 
then  shut  down  to  make  the  necessary  improvements  on  the  other 
furnaces.  We  have  already  started  the  work  on  them  and  some  of  the 

material  is  on  the  ground  and  we  hope  td  have  regular  shipments 
going  forward  by  September  1st, 

Yours  very  truly,  V.P. 

August  Otht  X89&. 

““  r.vor  l.t  I  fl»«  •»  «  O'”’"*1""*  *  •■" 

,  ,«  ffff.  —  —  «*“  f"“  th8  InSm““ 

...  » - — »  -  --  “a  u  7 

«  ,„d  I  may  ..V  at  hi.,  that  th.  «*««  “»M 

hie  oonsent.and  x  may  say 

'  .  atlon..0  in  our  letter  29th  ultimo, the  information 
the  investigation  e-d  ln  _  ^ 

„  after  it  and  from  several  sources,  all  of  *hom 
obtained  by  our  going  after 

.  .  a  lie  by  any  one  having  an  axe  8 
agreed  and  was  not  furnished  ue  by  any 

+  4  faot  we  had  some  difficulty  in  setting  some  of 

as  you  surest,  in  fact 

the  information  and  it  was  given  us  in  strictest  confideno 

Z~»~ — ~  —  ~~  *8 

«  ffff.,1.  ...  ~  «  ^**18”  81  -1”  7’U1< 

„4  ,.h  e.n  ff.ll,  l»r»  f™>  «“  P88pl8  *'  ®*  P“ 

„„  le<  „„  in  OT 

We  note  ydur  comments  as 

„  „  caU  .« «rti«  «  »•  »"* ttrt  °ut  ,l*w 

risk  and  beg  *750  000 i  we  are 

.«*.i«  **  °''er  4  ,  , . 

«  ,-ire  is  more  insurance  with  the  1*  .« 

in  but  fifteen* 

August  tlth,  189S. 

Mr  W.  T.  lawcon, 

34  Naaaau  Streot, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sirs- 

We  are  in  receipt  of  a.  letter  .from  Orange  atatin^j  that 
you  have  asked  Whether  Mr  JSdiaon  would  at  laboratory  on  Monday 
and  are  pleased  to  advice  you  that  »m  .be  there  Ora  Monday  and 
v/tli  asa  you  if  you  come  out. 

Your «  very  truly. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  cop.  Whs. 

te*  Paler  Cooper  Hepitt, 

17  Baril»g  aii'pt, 

NerYojtf:  City. 

2t»«f  61*;  ^ 

Replying  -6#  yat&v  4th  to  I<r  raison  wft  beg  to.  «tat*  *h«t 
ha  OaM  be  *tjiw  at  our  wofua  hero  any  time  next  ;»e<30f  after  fuMdt&r 
«fad  If  yea  tfeofrlS  to .  eifll  on  him  we  woulfi  «ug«?en  you  tajre  tu« 
$.$0  A.  fo.  fcjpa&i  frfy*  6ortl»n4t  or  Desbropaee  Stlf&et  ypur  citr 
tf*tL  we»  voflr  -Xueguahftrina  ft  E.  "R.  ana  gb  to  hg^e^stoostg 

Wo*  fret's  ay  anti  twin  abive  i<j  OUi?  vorh*  herb.  You  cfan  then  leave 
fYom  our  worlte  tty  tha  0,  8f  p.  Of  &«#  jereet  at  B.3,?  fc,  M,  and 
reajijfcv  New  Yone  at  7.30 

YCurp  yarf  trtoly, 

Nep  T-tfeay  4  PennaylYariU  <W  'Ttt«. 

August  12th,  1398 

"  / 

Meeisrs  Pilling  &  crane, 



Deaf  Siroi- 

We  want- to  erect  a  small  furnace  for  melting  chilled  iron 
in  oruoilblee  latfge  enou#i  to  hold*  say  two  crucibles  100  pounds 
each  when  loaded,  can  you  obtain  for  ue  blue  prints  or  sketches 
of  the  UMual  method  of  malting  oruoibl  furnaces? 

Thanlting  you  in  advance  for  your  reply,  we  are 

Vouro  vary  truly, 

Mew  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

Jlr  Jtfvn  M.  Dealo*** 

U#*r  Si^- 

Repifclnrg  to  yowre  ath  to  Mr  Rdieon  «9b»?  to  et@ta  thAt 
ha  ha^  not  had any  fl*P«rtenoe  with  *et  eruehin.?  but  believes  that 
With  A  tbr«:hiT^i  >s>n  **■  diameter  instead  of  a6“,that  we  have 
V0U14  {fetftatnly  80-  from.  60  to  80  tone  hourly  crushing  from  the 
lar»?«tr  to  the  email  or  aiae  of  eamwlee  eent  him.  It  la  possible 
^here  m^ht  be  trouble  In  the  fineo  atirtln?  to  the  roll  a  ae  with 
W  9r»kt  pasture*..  f°W  *«*«*•*»«  will  tell  you  aV to  this  pro 
•  Wlitn  we  have  hot  yet  «e«lqn«d  the  smaller  roll  a  but  hope  to  do 
PO  soon.  We  h*be  not  h*<l  an>‘  sxperienea  with  wet  ocreenln^all  oUr 
swat*  have  bean  Obt&lrtfcA  frdft  dry  Of  a.  Juet  as  aoon  at  W  JMiaon 
fl^e*  ttw'he  i*  to  try  the  experiment  of  screening  wet  ore 

tM  w*U  let  you  Know  the  results. 

yghra  oetr  truly, 

Hef  Jor<ay  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wka. 

Letterbook,  LM-236 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  July-December  1898.  All  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company.  His 
letters  deal  mainly  with  equipment,  supplies,  and  routine  daily  instructions  to 
employees  at  the  Ogden  works.  The  spine  is  stamped  "Letters"  and  is  labeled 
"July  1, 1898  to  Dec.  9, 1898."  The  book  contains  703  numbered  pages  and  an 
index.  Pages  174-703  are  blank.  Only  3  items  have  been  filmed. 


November  8th, 1898. 

a  0  T  I  n  a 

Pereone  employed  in  the  Mills  of  this  Company  muet 
report  for  duty  five(5>  minutes  before  iheir  shift  commences.  In 
ease  of  sictaese  they  must  said  a  notice  to  their  Foreman  that 
they  are  unable  to  come  on  duty,  any  person  absenting  themselves 
otherwise  without  permission  from  their  Foreman  will  b6  nable  to 
laid  off  for  one  or  more  weeks,  or  to  be  discharged. 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wts. 

Thomas  A,  Edison,  Pres. 

Edison,  N.  J.  November  26th, 1898 

Pleaee  buy  the  following  material  for  the  3rd  table  at  the 

Eight  cane  seated  chairs, 4  Turkey  red  table  clotheB  about  5'  x  10'  long,fair  quality, 1  table  flannel  5'  wide  x  10*  long 
3  dozen  white  napkins,!  dozen  knivee.i  dozen  f orks,  2  aozen  table 
spoons,  1-1/2  dozen  teas  spoons  all  silver  plated  fair  quality. 

5  individual  salt  dishes, 5  individual  popper  dishes,  2  glass  vinegai 
cruetB,2  china  sug^r  bowls, 2  china  tpoon  holders,  2  china  cream 
pitchers,  1  a>zen  individual  butter  dishes, 1  flat  glass  celery  dish 
1  glass  fruit  dish,  about  8  or  10»  diameter, 2  dOBen  small  desert 
di die 8, 1  dozen  cups,  1  dozen  saucers, 1  dozen  pie  platee.l  dozen 
dinner  plates, 1  dozen  eating  plates.l  china  cake  dieh,l  dozen  wood 
en  napkin  rings, 2  glass  pickle  dishes, 1  gravy  bowl,  6  vegetable 
dishes  about  6«  x  9«, 2  small  meat  plattens  about  7  x  10, 2  water 
pitchers  china,one  dozen  glaeses.l  dozen  soup  dishes, 1  tea 
strainer, 2  coffee  strainers.l  Igrge  sized  gravy  strainer, 1  double 
roasting  p«*i  fo  a  20 «  wide  oven. 

All  the  above  we  want  of  the  saaae  type  of  dishes  used 
in  the  ordimry  restaurant,  fair  quality,  and  heavy  so  they  will 
stand  rourfi  usage. 

The  following  agate  ware  we  want  of  good  quality 
Two  Kettlesl2  quarts  ,1  large  agate  spoon,!  agate  tei 

quarts.  Also  order  one  large  butcher  Knife,  3  peeling  Knives,  2 
medium  sized  dish  pans, 3  large  yellow  bov/ls,2  one  quart  yellow 
bowls,  2  two  quart  yellow  bowls, 1  copper  tea  Kettle. 

n  all  ths  ab  va  use  your  beet  judgement  and  purchase  where 
you  can  do  beet  and  get  quicKest  shipments  as  we  are  in  urgent 
need  of  all  these  goods  having  about  50  eating  at  White  House  an 
dushe  s  for  only  ab  out  30. 

Your  8  very  truly. 

Bdison,  N.  J.  November  20thilS93 

Please  get  prices  of  the  material  on  attqched  sheet  both 
from  Mill  and  from  stocK. 

Yours  v  ery  t  ruly,  * 

in,  7 ' '  ~  '-WHIWW  .{to. VP'/  ■  s 

Kdison,  M.  ,T .  Deeunher  3rd, .1898. 

Pleaas  place  order  for  the  following  - 
20  co  ts 
20  Mattresses 
50  sheets 
40  quilts 
20  Pillows 
25  Pillow  cases 

20  washstands  and  pitchers  sas-.e  as  in  Owl  Plats 
One  rrroBa  of  coat  rack  hotoarsfor  han^in*  clothes  on 
30  cha  i  rs . 

Yours  very  truly, 

V/.S.  Mallory. 

I  think  you  had  beater  see  Mr  Mallory  before  ordering  these 

Letterbook,  LM-237 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  November-December  1898.  All  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company.  His 
letters  deal  mainly  with  briquettes,  equipment,  and  supplies.  Some  of  the  items 
rdate  to  operations  at  the  Ogden  works.  One  letter  refers  to  Edison’s  method 
of  hiring  people.  The  spine  is  stamped  "Letters"  and  is  labeled  "Nov.  12,  1898 
to  Dec.  14, 1898."  The  book  contains  705  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Pages 
421-705  are  blank.  Approximately  10  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed. 

Kovatber  12th.  189s 

M«Mr>  PiUtn?  &  C ran*. 

9t  UataXph  ia. 

9*ap  Sirs:- 

«r  »Pte«  ratom**  this  cornin-  fro-  csta.a^a  mA  y^ 
a«a«on  *  4  *h»  vrit^r  has*  «.l«  a.^smoon  fc#9^  invtsti 'ratin'  the 

BPtekflp  Plant. 

?#  COtJi  **v»  *»»•"  »  b««r  on  Croshw  ”iant  *,«  ai31  -*1 
that  «•  lmv»  latd  to  1  ,av«  the  Spiejc*.  'Uan  to  car  man.  *•  have 

t0  "“"*»■  *•  «»  •«*  '«  too.  hoar  on  on.i 

*i*«r  and  »«p  *»*"*  *  that  rat*  until  *  ar«  aavfn*  P«fMUy 

•atltfac'lorr  froa  *tory  **«■•.  WMWtl,  our  ship- 

“***  r°r  ***  '  **“  **«**•**  Brl^.»t,.  ****  to- toy 

-U1  -to  fcrwra  to  Cataw«ua  ««  «r,  far  r*m  -*tl.f*atorr  out  li!t 
ttw  «r*  loadad  on  oar.  *.  to,  oacia**  u  1#  tew  ^  fo mrg.n- 
thor  than  onload  tUs.  V.  think  »,  ton  „«iM  yo.  tofctn  . 
day.  tte  qnflrtlon  of  ^or  W<tw;t«  »m  t,  »«ttl«£.  Rcc,  of  th. 

fuma«.  «>,  ^04  Brl*»e#*  othw.  tory  poor. 

is Hh.  199ft 

"•MW  miinjf  &  Cnr,^ 

1fc*  rmUroae  p*t&2*  Sia  net  tafc*  eat  the  too  ear«  Ja*t 
n  ha*  K*4«e  far  vfco  Tteaaae  I««  ******  «,a  »«  h«7«  M(kvl 
mi  to  safe*  obt*£*nte  to  tb*«  antii  n  «»t  th*  qtulltf  of  Brt*aat«* 
rannlni?  bettor. 

Mr  hpta»  w*»  **  Cfst a»«9»o  yoottr^wy  -tna  &*«  fcrau^t  at 
SM9U«  af  it*  Srtemtos  ana  It  l«  vrttHmt  tfcat  *fc»«*a  in  char^o 
of  oar  Brf *Vor  »l»Rt  1»  wor  feaatSn^  tMn*  Kf  KUaen  not  havte? 
ttao  to  «o  tho  l»Wo»ar  =*ar*,tto  witor  ho*  s«w*a*a  to  «*« 

<*»»  ■**«  if  »-*  aamot  »«  anna  anife**.  In  the 

Koaattsa  #or  a*it  is  net  ttsmk*  asjr  anioawto  extoot  t« 

Mr  ftfeioan  s*^«|  that  a  lit*, 2*  'm*9Un*iTF*  BOrk*  fc* 
•ono  atone  «w  falaat  fomaea  **»p2«  at«i  tfc*  t<£*»  to  «£»««*•  than 

«!» to  tta  that  %im  SftwtlM  «tU  ns*  to  h**l  fry  «es«  tk*  »ntU 
oo  «*  mmhlwr  **l%f»*  ««U  an*  cun  «**  *&«re**hlr  fereJroa  In, 

^  *>***«>  %b.%r.  „  ar  ^ 

- ..  .*  «M  „.  ...  _  tMt  ,«_t ,.  wt  -fi 

« ..... .r.ruir,r — **  *  *•  ■— *•■ — 

***  ™  ”'*•■’•  *»« «- »«i« «. 
,m  *.  ....::'*  *"  "** rw  “*  ■n”tun'*««  =«*««  h 

”  ***  »«**««•*  to  u». 

y#w*  **rr  traiy, 

***  ■?«►«**•  %  »mvti TlTwU  ^  ^ 


November  ltith,1898 

Dear  Mr  Bergen:- 

v°«  l.t,,r  to  Mr 

*“  “r  i*«  *«  , ,lw  ,lth 

“*  **  •«***•«  *•  tor  ..  »1U,  ,M  „r  .rub, 

or.  .i,o  w  M.  „„  o«,.r  l„fo„„io„  to  want. 

Mr  vm.ra  i,  pr,„o,  ln  S.M, nothin,  r„„h.r  con  b. 

until  hio  return. 

Vs  are  making  uteady  progress,  our  beat  record  to  a* 
being  1314  tone  in  7  hours  12  rninutee. 

With  kind  at  regards,  T  an: 


7,0  S.  Bergman, 

1  at  Aver 

*5nue  &  33rd  Street, 
He’v  York  City. 

ety  truly 



Nov  gcb  ex*  16th,  1 

Pilling  &  Crane, 



Dear  Sire: - 

V<e  herewith  return  Mr  Peckitts  letter  11th  and  12th  which 
we  lave  noted,  .fust  at  present  there  seems  to  be  two  tuoubles  so 
far  as  the -Briquettes  are  cone  ernedV  We  find  that- 1£< we  allow  the 
Briquettes  to  cool  off  in  the  open  air  they  are  Z-l/z  times  strong 
than  when  they  are  cooled  off  by  water, on  the  other  hand  if  we 
load,  them  direct  into  the  cars,  the  cars  take  fire  which  is  also 
rather  expensive. 

last  night  at  lake  Hopatcong  Junction  three  cars  took 
fire  one  of  which  was  badly  burnt.  We  are  to  day  trying  the  follow¬ 
ing  scheme  of  loading  S  or  ten  cars  putting  a  little  in  each  and  th 
then  moving  the  car  by  our  locomotive  allowing  the  small  quantity 
to  cool  and  in  this  way  we  hope  to  bo  able  to  cool  the  Briquettes, 
without  the  aid  of  water.  We  also  find  another  trouble  when  water 
is  not  used, that  is  shore  there  is  a  large  quantity  of  hot  Bri¬ 
quettes  in  the  car  together,  the  center  of  the  pile  gets  very  warm 

Nc  vorobei*  17th,  1893 

Messrs  Pillin*  *  Cran&j 

-  The  writer  Las  went  *23  or  his  ti«6  at  tho  Brisker 
the  lest  two  *tty9  „*  think  undoubted  we  have  found  the 
trouble  which  has  been  causing  the  Briquettes  to  ~o  to  fihWThs 
Briquettes  that  were  loaded  yesterday  were  the  t-eet  r*  ,*¥l#  W9P 
maae.avcrasinw  on  our  testing  machine  about  five  blows  to  a  brick 
(Wa  cens  W  .  three  blow  briquette  all  ri*t>  these  Brtquette. 
-«re  loaded  Into  the- cars. which’ we  have  held  *12  nieht.- bhile  they 
*  ere  .  bel  n*r3  oaflod,  we  used  water  on  aoffie  of  thaR,0n  other.  no 
water  was  use*,,*  find  tftl*  earning  both  lots  are  In  bad  coi¬ 
tion.  our  experience  of  last  ni*ht  confirm  us  in  the  opinion  that 
***  Briquettes  oxidize  after  they  are  Ir.  the  cars, o win*  to  ^ 
lar-re  quantity  of  heat  which  coma,  out  of  the  centers. 

»«  hero  decided  to  put  up  a  larqa  fan  where  tho  Briquett 
are  loaded  and  blow  a  3,prrQ  qUantlty  of  aip  ov#r,  thflR  ^ 

so  into  the  car  a,  this  cools  ti:o»  off  ...  , _ ... 

It  »43.1  taft«  two  or  threo  day*  to  rrst  title  fan  into 
position  as  33  havs  to  luilc  »  structure  to  hole  it,  in  th*  ataan- 
tiseo  »*  will  do  the  V-asi  »s  can  losdin-t  tijo  Eriqttsttsc  a»  eatlitssd 
in  oars  of  yesterday.  If  the  Eriqustte*  wcold  only  keep  in  ths 
ears©  condition  they  ar«  sfcen  first  loaded* they  #oai<5  oe  .  , 
entirely  satisfactory. 

Years  very  troly. 

nvt  larsey  &  '“er.neylnwia  Con.  *ks« 


Nov«cb*r  18th,  1898 

Mr  1.  0.  Kosher 

Kolana  "Point, 

lake  Kopatcon'-;,  '1,  J , 

Dear  Stri¬ 
de  are  In  receipt  of  your  cos»lalnt  23  to  cart  In  reply 
we  be 5  to  state  we  ere  unloading  the  coal  ae  fact  as  w*  ire  abl9  to 
do  ao  wifti  our  carts  and  horses.  ?/o  have  sent  for  two  more  horses 
and  sill  then  catch  up  in  a  day  or  two. 

Under  the  now  eyetejr.  of  loading  ten  eara  of  Briquette* 
at  one  titee(ie)  ^hittina  a  few  briquettes  in  each  rrivin*:  the*  time 
to  cool  off  before  the  other  Briquettes  are  put  in  and  the 
arrangement  we  hare  cade  not  to  ship  any  rear-*  Briquettes  the  day 
they  are  loaded  but  to  hold  them  here  on  our  Bice  tracks  over 
nlff.t  to  avoid  the  trouble  of  a  few  days  a«o  at  Hopateonn  Junction 
we  will  always  require  here  at  least  20  ears.  aiea8r.  retcesber 
this  in  aafcins  oar  reports  of  empties. 

Tte  writer  wnnlfi  also  appreciate  if  any  individual  easts 
th#  cars  are  held  here  lonrter  than  they  should  b*  you  would  send 


Now  Jer! 

Crane  Iron  Works, 

ffc  »i£.7S  ohippe 

a«S  3B097  arc.  xn&d  be  obliged  If  you  vo 
-requested,  in  ow  letter  of  yeeterday  ac  - 

•-day  cars  36046,  3S01S,  56133 

>uld  make  ue  4  report  as 
to  the  condition  or  these 

Brioootte.  after  they  or„  UMoMea.  «*  ?ou  woula 

not,  ttetner  or  net  the  B*W»„  ore  *».„  „  ths  t0„  „  ^ 

the  bottom  of  the  car. 

We  haw  not.  receive  a  any  assays  from  you  of  late,  would 
»  «<V  „1M  ,0  Wr.  the*.  ,«  hove  ,*rori*„tins  ttl. 

"*  ft™  that  tr  the  Bri«»M.«  nr «,M  to  „„„a  „  „*  „„ 

“*  °r  6r'>’'“-«  «n  *•*  lot.  tMn  ...  no,, 

b«  1ft*  pr.eti.oblo  to  n I*.  tnm  «,  a.r  . 

®“*  *"  °<'  “«* *•  *•  vn-  -ail.  ir  it  to  poo.,,,. 

"  W  t,*,•  ,’I"‘  ””  *»“«  «  *  «...  untii  wo 

*•  0‘-  BriW‘'“  »  or  i,„  .lrrcislMy. 

1  Yours  very  truly; 



Hove^ber  S9th,1898 

Measr#  Pillimr  &  Crane, 



Dwar  "im:  - 

^fe  non.  .•-i-.h  eticucte  carbon  copy  of  letter  to  Crane  iron 
*l*r>fO  *«h  ieh  « xplal  iw  t  J>-.«2i\  If  little  care  n  taksn  07  the 
£isrt  Furnace  poo pis  **  u*iivv*  the  Briquet.  s»  w«  are  sencUn.r 
forward  nos  w;u  show  van’  little  breakage.  in  our  .-,xp eriwsn  ts 
,-’h*  ”•»  the  Br-iijue  -tea  have  been  at  lowed  to  drop  o  -or  1ft  f*9t,rre 
-o  ice  if  they  etrike  on  «<5»?o  tboy  cpino rally  <lo  not  break, but  if 
•toy  hMp«n  to  etriko  flat, in  S  caeeti  cut  of  10  th ey  break  into 
•i  aa««  and  it  1,’  the  center  or  the  bricks  that  are  not  hard  tfca- 
s-  ankaao  >*■"  rrurae  i rake  a  too  much  fines.  We  noted  that  wn.vt  a 
iyiquntTo  roll  od  AO«n  a  on  adc;o  it  did  uo\  very  of  *  ?n  oraak 
these  that,  alia  6«»n  on  the  fiat  ni  m  ..1  i *:i  no  t  tot  velocity 
•  nr.ura  to  ck  v.  ry  no  cl:  bsir.aao, 

*?e  oo.U c*/«  it  -till  t>sv  the  Bl«et  Furnace  f>  take  a 
little  «»>,..  it  uitlonsi.-ir  thf.  B  to*  am*  t  they  -yin  i..t:<-:  ts 

ic.  tsany  linen  over  in  :ha  in*ra»«a  hf  th*  of  ;h»lr  f»r«se**. 

November  23rd,  1398 

Suburban  Underwriters  Association, 

58  Willi  an  Street, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Siret- 

Relative  to  the  chants  of  the  wiring  in  our  plant, we  be*? 
to  ask  that  you  advise  us  the  names  of  say,  one  half  dozen  makes 
of  wire  that  will  be  satisfactory  to  you,  ae  we  note  in  your  little 
pamphlet  of  Rulee  &  pequiremente  you  epecify’Approved'’  rubber 
insulated  covorinr;. 

Thank  in:;  you  in  advance  for  your  reply, 



a  Cheviot 

iroba'ply  no 

■ajca>x  Conv  *)f! 

J  V 

November  29th.  1893 

Messrs  Pilling  &  Crane, 

.j_  Philadelphia. 


Dear  Siret- 

Youre  26th  fully  noted.  The  two  machinist  are  here  to-day 
talking  with  Mr  fldison,  &J  not -know  result®. 

COAX,.-  The  rice  coal  about  which  you  write  ie  a* AM  *e 

have  not  noticed  that  It  1«  W  softer  than  the  lehigh  Coal  it 
89en»  to  be  purely  a  section  of  size  ae  with  a  finer  coal  we  have 
less  air  holes  through  the  body  of  the  fire  and  are  enabled  to  run 
our  furnace.  «»*  more  r^ularly  as  to  temperature  which  of  course 
is  verr  desirable  as  it  is  the  kl*  and  low  temperature.  <that  make 
bad  Briquett  ee. 

n  lo.t.r  to-a.y  fro.  ,K«  *«tf«  ttout  M  you 
and  -11  UM  «•  »”  *  ”*  -I-  «'  «*••»  ’1U  1M  y°“ 
in  a  day  or  two. 

Your  8  vary  truly, 

.Torsov  &  Psineylvania  Con.  Sks* 


November  29th, 1893 

Relative  to  the  freight  rates  on  sand. 
Acs;:- a  that  th  e  Railroad  Company  made  the 

Instead  of  50  cents  per  ton.  Could  : 
would  get  s.  rebate  of  10  cents  psr 

lot  be  arranged  so  that  web 
i  and  still  have  the  tariff 

rate  50  cents.  We  would  then  reduce  the  price  of  the  sand  we. bow 
sell  for  25  cent  e  a  ton  to, say,  15  cents  and  lower  in  special  cases 
making  the  cost  to  the  contractors  the  same  s  if  the  freight  was 
reduced.  5he  contractors  laving  to  pay  the  Railroad  Companies  for 
the  freight  we  would  save  to  a  large  extent  the  risk  of  losses 
caused  by  the  contractors  not  paying  Ue. 

You  are  undoubtedly  aware  that  the  class  of  people  who  -4 
bx#  sand  are  not  the  most  reliable  financially  and  in  any  case 
should  they  fail  to  pay  us  ibr  the  sand  we  would  still  gSt  10  cento 
per  ton  for  it.  This  would  enable  us  sometimes  to  take  chances  we 
would  not  otherwise  care  to  do  and  enable  us  to  offer  the  railroad 
Company  larger  t  <>nnage,at  the  eametime  the  rebate  due  us 

by  the 


(  ^ 

'*>  / 

/  November  30th,lo5<> 


Kiiiri  Pilling  *  Cr  an<9, 
ft iUadel*>hia, 


IKar  Siras- 

We  taava  just  te-UTrapbad  you  "Horlt  delayed  by  h»«w  anow 
battar  delay  your  visit  until  next  week*  which  we  now  bag  to  con¬ 

«•  are  only  ru«*inf?  the.  Crusher  Plant  to-day  and  are 
hawins  quite  a  lltt&a  trouble  a«  tfca  ore  waa  in  the  aJripa  ever 
ni*Sit  awl  became  frozen.  It  is  oar  intention  to  al*aya  hava  th» 
aklpe  empty  at  niaht.tout  wa  set  eausht  ones  ir.  a  whlle.At  Brisker 
oiant  *4  in  Mill  *1  »«  have  a  lar*.  force  of  carj»ant«r«  elowin* 
uo  ail  the  buildlnqw  end  *«  **■«  Siting  »*«  to  h«*t  tbea.tfce 
ariober  Plant  with  awhaust  at  earn  and  out  an  extra  boiler  at  Mill  *1 
Tbia  wortt  of  oo  urea  interfere®  with  our  mm  in*  and  it  iw  very 
dovtotful  .bother  wa  will  bo  mm  in*  on  Prlday  and  whan  Mr  Cook  and 
Mr  Koona  are  with  ua  we  would  lib#  vary  suah  to  be  runnin*. 

Va  note  freight  rates  on  Briquettes  to  Pittston  wia  60 
aente  instead  of  70  aanta  which  is  wery  gratifying. 

November  30th, 189S 

Mr  Richard  N.  Dyer, 

31  Nqesau  Street, 

New  YorN  City. 

Dear  Siri- 

I  be-t  herewith  to  enclose  letter  from  Mr  Bergman, also 
the  enclosure  he  mentions. 

Mr  Mi  eon  request  that  X  forward  all  the  papers  to  you 

..  want  .0  .<9  anythin,,  to  Or.  Millin,  P»«nt 

with  out  oon.ant.  If  it  i.  «ri*l.t  for  than,  to  M  .ionea 

™  I  will  have  them  signed  and  forwarded  to 
please  return  them  and  I  wiJ.1  nave 

Mr  Bergman. 

I  will  not  answer  Bergmans  letter  until  hear  from  you. 


Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jareey  &  Pennsylvania  Con*  Wta* 


December  2nd.  1893 

Pilling  &  Crane, 


°“r  S°”1'  „„  T„  «P»  T 

v&  be-  to  herewith  -.ncioee  /» 

,  Mr  tei„.  ,  «.  noon  ««-.»  «  ■"  "*  tt* 

„m.n  Nr  An  .  tl„.  and  ««W  «"*•«  th*, 

— rw  *r  *  ~ - «" Mr  M“‘”ifre 
,hen  yon  com.  ».  t  n  llttlo  <*M  *1°‘ 

come  with  you  and  see  Kr  SSiaon  ^  deal  0f  eorree- 


P”“,n”0'  wlm  ..  «,  -UP  u  — -  - 

«,»«*'  «<nPl«*> 

^n.or.orK^o^'*'”'"1''^*”  - 

iW-*:**— ** 

Your  6  very  truly. 


Messrs  Pilling  &  crane, 



Dear  Sirs:- 

Bver  since  the  cola  weather  set  in  we  have  had  consider 
able  trouble  from  two  sources,  first,  as  you  know,  the  accommoda¬ 
tions  for  our  men  are  very  poor, the  houses  old,  and  some  of  them 
almost  impossible  to  keep  warm.  We  have  brought  from  the  outside  a 
good  many  men  who  only  remain  with  us  a  few  days  and  then  leave, 
cosplaining  they  are  unable  to  staid  the  cold  weather  in  our  houses 
This  has  necwssitated  otr  breaking  in  green  men  right  along  on  our 
machines  and  causing  a  good  deal  of  trouble.  While  we  have  started 
building  25  houses  for  men  with  familiss  and  a  large  boareing  houss 
to  acconinodat  e  fifty  men  without  familise  it  will  take  us  a  couple 
of  monthe  to  ooraplete  them  and  based  on  the  trouble  we  have  already 
had  we  can  see  that  when  very  cold  weather  oomes  on  we  will  at 
times  be  unetole  to  run  our  plant  for  the  lack  of' men. 

2nd.  As  you  know  our  Mills  are  not  h9atad  in  any  way  and  al¬ 
though  we  have  had  a  steam  pipe  with  our  oil  syeton  we  find  that 

at  p la 088  miite  some  distance  from  the  boiler  the  oil  thickmis 
and  will  not  run  when  the  temperature  sets  below  30  decrees.  It 
will  therefore  be  necessary  for  ueto  heat  both  Crasher  Plant  and 
Mill  #1  by  steam  so  that  the  temperature  in  both  buildings  will 
be  at  all  times  kept  above  40  decrees. 

This  is  not  a  difficult  problem  as  we  have  nut  this 
system  into  effect  in  our  Brisker  Plant  and  find  the  results  are 
very  satisfactory.  Tt, however  will  take  quite  some  time  to  ooraplete 
the  system  that  we  have  decided  under  existing  circumstances  the 
best  thing  we  cai  do  is  to  dose  down  our  Plant  until  the  latter 
part  of  March  or  early  in  April.  In  the  meantime  we  shall  go 
ahead  and  complete  the  houses  already  mentioned  and  put  in  the 
Steam  Heating  system  so  to  be  ready  for  next  winter. 

The  nachinery  in  the  Mill  s  is  all  working  very  satisfact¬ 
orily.  The  Crusher  Plant  ran  continously  all  day  yesterday, only 
one  (team  ftiovel  and  One  Blaotric  Crane  working  we  put  through 
over  1300  tons.  Mill  #1  ran  all  day  yesterday  with  a  loss  of  only 
21  minutes  and  Brisker  Plant  ran  continously  all  day.  This  morn¬ 
ing  however  Crusher  Plant  is  running, but  Mill  #1  is  unable  to  run 
owing  to  the  trouble  with  the  oil  pipes.Bricker  Plant  has  been 

■  t  ie  with  considerable 

cleion  but  under  existing  eireumetan ees  it  eeeme  to  be  the  b  e8t 


New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Win 




December  7th,  1898 

Mr  Stephen  Colee, 

41  Park  Row, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  sir;- 

At  Mr  Baison’s  request  we  have  telegraphed  you"Please 
eubmit  proof  of  article  before  publishing"  which  we  now  beg  to 
confirm,  ^anerabering  the  short  time  in  which  you  completed  and 
ptkblieh4d  the  other  article  we  deemed  it  wise  to  telegraph  you 
instead  of  wait  tq>on  the  mail 

Mr  Sdison  desires  to  look  over  your  article  before  it 
is  published  as  so  many  incorreot  statements  have  been  made  in 
articles  previous  y  published. 

Yours  very  truly. 

New  jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wke. 



December  7th, 1898 

Dear  j/p*  Bergman: - 

Your 8  3rd  fully  noted.  Replying  to  Mr  Seubel' 8 
inquiry  as  to  the  cOet  of  ore  milling  that  on  the  basis  of  four 
tons  of  crude  material  for  one  ton  cf  Briquettes  we  expect  the  cost 
will  be  under  §2.00  per  ton  of  Briquettes.  This  based  on  an  output 
of  at  least  500  tons  of  Briquettes  in  ten  hours.  I  herewith  return 
Mr  Seubel's  letter. 

Trusting  this  is  the  information  y«ru  desire,  I  am 



Yours  v  ery  truly, 


December  7th,  1898 

xin  3  el  ting  Company, 

1219  Carpenter  Street, 

Philadelphia,  Penna. 

■»ar  Sirs:- 

Sinee  cold  weather  came  on  we  have  had  a  great  deal  of 
trouble  with  our  men  owing  to  the  laclc  of  accommodations  for  them 
and  we  find  that  first  class  men  cannot  be  induced  to  remain  with 
is  for  the  want  of  better  accommodations.  This  has  cals ed  us  a 
,reat  deal  of  trouble  and  made  r  plant  run  very  irregular  ever 
lince  cold  weather  sat  in  as  we  are  compelled  to  Keep:  breaking 
n  green  men  to  run  our  machinery.  After  considerable  consideration 
e  have  decided  to  stop  our  operations  until  the  cold  weather  is 

In  the  meantime  we  will  build  a  lot  of  houses  so  we  may 
9,vo  places  for  our  men  and  we  shall  also  complete  the  steam  heat¬ 
ing  system  which  has  been  started  in  our  large  buildings.  In  view t 
of  the  above  we  have  telegraphed  you"  Ship  no  more  consigned  stobk 
see  our  letter"  which  we  now  beg  to  confirm. 

Relative  to  the  stock  already  received,  as  most  of  it  is 
in  original  packages  we  would  like  to  8hip  it  back  to  you.having 
you  give  ue  credit  for  it, charging  us  with  the  freight  and  eartagi 
bn  it.  Then  when  we  start  up  again  next  spring  we  can  have  anew 
lot  shipped. 

Trusting  this  will  be  satisfactory  to  you  and  thanking 
you  for  past  favors,  we  are 

Yours  very  truly, 

New  Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Con.  Wks. 

Letterbook,  LM-238 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  June-October  1899.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Malloiy,  vice-president  of  the  company.  There 
is  also  correspondence  by  John  F.  Randolph,  treasurer,  and  Francis  R.  Upton, 
sales  agent  for  sand.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters,  company 
financial  obligations,  briquettes,  equipment,  supplies,  and  sand  orders.  Some 
of  the  items  relate  to  state  taxes  and  the  filing  of  reports  with  the  state.  A  few 
letters  pertain  to  cement.  One  letter  concerns  plans  to  mill  gold  ore  at  the 
Ortiz  mine  in  New  Mexico.  The  front  cover  is  labeled  "Letter  Book  of  the  New 
Jersey  &  Pennsylvania  Concentrating  Works  From  June  2, 1899  to  October  23, 
1899.  The  book  contains  499  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Less  than  10 
percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed. 


'is  Expo  alt. 




.lea  to  rock  drills  and  for  other 

the  re-heater  we 


ray  return  here.  Son 

learn  that  you 


do  any  thing  with  your  Philadelphia 

friends.  Hope  you  will  have 
get  7^  per  unit  for  the  ore,  : 
about  $4.69. 

with  other  party.  We 

b.  our  works,  which  would  net 

Yours  very  trulyj 

’tiling  &  C> 



he  would  like 

Relative  to  Mir 

to  visit  Hr,  Ayres  at  the  Breaker  at  Hazleton.  Will  you  please 
arrange  for  an  appointment  the  latter  part  ol*  next  week?  Assuming j 
of  course ,  that  every  thing  is  satisfactorily  arranged  on  Monday. 

•y  truly, 

„  I  r  rg; 2[ 

■day  about  noon; 

ye a ter day. 

:  linker 

ground  has  noi 

( eraent 

work.  We  could,  of  course 

ao  ior  you,  out  as  we  have 
5uld  either  be  compelled  to  build 
do  the  necessary  screening  on  tl 


screen  we 

•■ne  use  or  water  on  your 
'Often  them,  and  suggest  thal 

set  may  tend  t< 


If  you  wish  us  to  ship  the 
advise,  although  as  stated  abov< 
or  ten  days  to  get  it  ready  for 

sr  screening  it,  please 
probably  take  us  a  week 

June  7th,  1B99, 

Mesa.  pilling 


Gen  tie  me  n- 

llr.  >;dison  a«:  the  undersigned 
yesterday,  end  we  tried  to  have  the 
ao  that  we  could' learn  what  was  goir 
fifteen  mlnute3  late  they  could  not 
iir.  williams  on  the  train,  but  he  ev 
were  unable  to  learn  anything  as  to 
learned  that  there  Is  some  trouble  w 
unable  to  take  old  cars  out  and  put 
know  all  about  this. 

On  our  return  here  this  morning 
was  here  yesterday,  which  wo  greatly 
make  another  call  on  us. 

Yours  very  truly. 



L.  Saunder 


Kindly  let  us  know  as  soo.n  as  possible  what  working  pressart 
you  intend  to  carry  on  locomotive  at  Easton  shops;  Are  you  going 
to  use  the  accelerator?  If  so,  what  will  ha  the  maximum  pressure 
that  the  heater  would  have  to  carry?  Want  to  know  this  to  de¬ 
termine  whether  the  heater  we  have  here  will  stand  the  pressure. 
Also  please  give  U3  the  approximate  storage  capacity  of  the 
looomotive,  and  size  of  cylinders  and  drivers. 

:ry  truly. 




the  undersigned  wii: 


leaving  at  4-10  ?„H, , 
io-;riorrow  (June  13th; 

and  arriving  at  Hazel: 

and'  will  look  for  your  vr.  -pilling  at 

TT. ~  \ "  ZZ 




on  the  subject  of  briquette,  which 

/ill  you  kindlj 


logue  of  the  burners  mule  by  the  Vulcan  Iron  Works. 
We  al3o  note  you  have  sent  papers  from  .Mr*  Bi 

tXlinger,  which 


■Mi son  as 

will  refer 

aia  for  the  Edison 

>i'iling  on 

jdtson  will  tajk  this  over  with  your 


;o  to  Whit; 


if  ter 

i  Tine  week.  He  says  he 
yourself  stop  v/ith  him  al 
is.  He  will  take  up  the  v 

Thursday  and  Friday  of  last;  week  the  Ceme 

;0rP“ratM'  rlr«  — OT  Directors 
‘r‘  Edison  signed,  and. 

contract  by 
first  payments,  sc 
Company  will  gp  t hroif , 

to  state  that 

regards,  x 


James  Tonklng, 

Of course , 

of  corrugations. 

i*r.  Edison  also  says  he  believes  you  vi 
the  foundations  under  the  rolls  where  the  -I 
cement  is  the  same  as  that  under  someof  the 

He  thinks  it 

the  cement  is  of  poor  quality,  to  take  out 
i  best  cement  you  can  get. 
as  we  11 • as  around  then, 
in  quality  the  foundations  will  probably 
L  then  have  trouble  with  the  machinery 

might  be 

that  now  in  place,  and  fill  in  with  the 
This  should,  be  done  under  the  I  beams  i 

as  if  the  cement  is  poor 
3hake  loose,  and  you  wil. 
getting  out  of  line,  etc 

Yours  very  truly. 


morn  is 


id  i  son 


that  reason  he  believes  the  street  car  siot< 

iuimt  of  their 


also  a ah a  that  you  send  the  results 
:  prices  fcr  t lie  .motors,  as  x»er  list 

Mr.  Ed  war::  Savoy, 


Dear  Sir¬ 

in  J, 

te  accept  your  offer  to  build  atm  oomplote  tho  twenty- three 

fraiae  houdds  aud.  water  clasata?  at  Edison*.  tta,,  includin'?  all 
carpenter  and  mason  mrk,  for  the  Atmof  On*  ganaroa  and  shifty- 
pjve  Dollar  si  ($135,00)'  for  ouch  house  including  ciloddt.  She 
carpenter  and  mason  work  to  be  done  according  to  drawings  A  1481 
and  D 1303,  and  strictly  in  accordance  with  specifications  herewith 
attached*  dated  Juno  34th,  1GQ0, 

Tho  houses  are  to  be  plastered  inside,  first  with  a  rough 
coat  of  pl&otering  and  than  a  finishing  ooat. 

Wo  trill  deliver  the  necessary  material  on  the  ground  near 

Where  the  buildings  are  to  be  erected. 

Your a  very  truly. 

Accepted  June  24th,  1899, 


Juno  27th,  1899, 

2&",  R,  h,  Cunningham, 



Dear  sir- 

Some  time  since  we  received  blanks  from  Trenton,  asking  for 
statistics  on  our  labor,  We  have  tried  to  get  out  of  giving  this 
information  on  the  grounds  that  our  work  was  experimental,  but  as 
you  will  note  from  enclosed  letter,  they  insist  on  having  the  re¬ 
ports.  Please  fill  in  the  information  desired  as  to  wages  etc., 
and  return  to  us  at  the  earliest  possible  moment.  You  will  note 
where  you  cannot  give  definite  information  you  are  allowed  to 

As  the  time  is  past  due  for  returning  this,  please  let  us 
have  it  at  your  earliest  convenience. 

Yours  very  truly. 

June  39  th,  1399, 




We  fully  note  yours  «  the  SSfch,  ana  that  Mr,  Shulraerdine 
has  not  overlooked  tt»  matter  of  Cement  stock,  but  hope?,  to  take  it 
days.  It  is  for  this  reaeon  w*  are  holding  off  as  to 
Ur,  Ayers,  Vfe  have  had  Mr.  at  work  on  the  plans  for  the 
changes  at  Kdlaon,  and  have  quite  o  number  of  things  ready  to  order 
as  soon  as  the  financial  matter  is  settled.  We  however  agree  with 
you  that  It  la  best  not  to  urge  the  matter  with  Mr.  Shelmerdine,  but 
to  wait  his  good  pleasure, 

We  think  It  .will  be  Interesting  to  you  to  know  that  we  have 
succeeded  in  making  briquette  which  do  not  oxidize  under  the  action 
of  heat,  anti  that  are  harder  than  any  we  have  yet  made.  «re  have 
Mr.  Ballentlne  at  work  now  trying  to  oxidise  them,  hut  as  yet  he  has 
not  succeeded.  We  believe  this  will  overcome  the  trouble  wo  had 
last  Pall  of  briquetta  being  damaged  after  they  were  loaded  on  the 

The  writer  expects  to  meet  Mr,  Crane  at  Kenville  this  after¬ 
noon,  and  go  with  him  to  Hurd  to-morrow. 

Mess,  pilling  &  crane, 

July  11th,  1899 


Dear  sirs- 

We  beg  to  return  herewith  letters  relative  to  Iron  Ore  Mine 
in  Cuba.  Mr.  Ediso'n  says  he  is  not  interested  in  it. 

Relative  to  the  Pardee  Chute,  he  is  of  the  opinion  that  we 
better  delay  for  the  time  being  any  operations  on  it,  as  he  is  m 
altogether  sure  that  there  is  ore  enough  to  be  found,  to  warrant 


July  19th ,1899, 

Mr.  chan.  3,  StaphouB, 

Cure  Barber  Asphalt,  Paving  Cv,, 

Santiago  <te  cube, 


Bear  sir- 

Repins  to  yours  of  the  3rd  to  J*v  Sdlson,  heg  to  state 
m  'W'B  not  yet  to  take  up  the  question  of  eoncen  trating 

briquotting  ores  outside  of  this  country. 

Xcure  very  truly. 


July  mh,  1699. 

Mosa.  pilling  &  or awe, 



Bear  ftifa- 

Ve  have  fully  noted  yours  of  t'm  S5th  „  and  will  fi<*e  up  tin* 
briquette  proposition  with  Va\  Udibow  aa  aoon  as  wa  sen  him.  C  fro 
are  dictating  this  letter  at  hurts*  but  hope  to  gat  out  to  laboratory 
to-morrow. ) . 

Relative  to  th$  raacMwc  at  Hurd,  beg  to  state  if  we  start  tip 
w<s  will  need  the  air  compressor  and  the  boiler  you  now  have,  tt 
wo  do  start  up,  we  can  loan  you  another  holler  that  will  ao  the 
pumping  while  the  shaft  is  feeing  aunk,  hut  doubt- if  it  would  he 
large  enough  to  handle  the  water  during  the  mining  operations, 

As  to  pumps,  wo  are  iu  the  earn  position  as  heretofore,  having 
nothing  hut  compound  pumps  to  send  you,  and  those  of  course  we 
will  need  in  case  tho  worfta  are  started  up. 

Relative  to  the  di&wostd  drill,  we  beg  to  state  our  machine  is 
one  of  the  old  type,  and  we  do  not  think  it  will  put  down  a  3*>  hole; 
however  ,  will  have  the  matter  looked  up,  and  advice  you  on  this 
point  later.  We  note  what  you  soy  as  to  Mr.  Anderson,  and  will 
hear  him  in  mind  when  selecting  our  men. 

July  BOth,  1899. 

Hr.  P.  J.  Olino, 

Care  Oenl.  Incandescent  Arc  Light  Co., 

1st  Ave.  &  31at  St., 

Hew  York  city. 

W  Dear  ttr,  Cline- 

Conflrming  tal^Lono  "beg  to  state,  itr,  Edison  would 

like  to  renew  $5000,00  of  his  notes  to  Sir.  Berkun,  of  #4000,00 
each,  falling  due  Aug.  JHth  anti  Sept.  6th.  Hill  you  therefore 
please  arrange  to  get  from  Mr.  Bergmann ,  new  four  months  notes  tar 
#3000.00  each. 

Hr.  Edison  requests  that  you  send  his  kindest  regards  to  Mr. 
pergmam  whan  you  write  him,  and  tell  him  that,  things  are  coming 
along  very  well  for  us  hnra,  that  the  Cement  deal  has  been  consum¬ 
mated,  the  money  paid  in*  and  that  good  progreeo  is  being  made  on 
the  plana.  Also  that  some  of  the  other  matters  are  looking  well. 

Yours  very  truly. 


July  27th,  1899. 

Hy  Dear  Colonel  Reiff- 

W„,r  to  .oor,  or  u*  M*  h.-.S  i,»,n  «W-  «*»  «  «  «* 
nos..  I  beg  to  «.olo»  5®  '»«'*  “aly8ia  1,1  SaiB°” 
o&  revrueated. 

yours  very  truly. 

To  Ool.  J . C .Relff , 

20  Broadway, 

’■jew  yov'K  City 






Protoxide  of  iron 


Peroxide  of  Iron 

66, 643 

oxide  of  Manganese 








phosphoric  Acid 


Sulphuric  Add 


Water  &  loss  in  Ignition 



Metallic  Iron 







Aug.  9th,  1899. 

Mr.  A.  H.  Storre, 



Dear  sir- 

Your  favor  of  the  4th  I  find  on  my  return  here.  Hr.  Ddison, 
however,  is  away  on  his  vacation  at  present,  and  I  will  take  the 
matter  up  with  him  as  soon  as  he  returns,  and  then  write  you  more 

Yours  very  truly; 

Mr.  R,  H.  Cunningham, 

Replying  to  your  inquiry  of  the  1st,  Hr.  Mi  son  says  you  itay 
put  the  foundations  in  power  house  for  the  porter  engine,  and  tuk 
out  the  old  foundation  at  brieker  plant,  so  you  con  use  the  sa;se 
bolts.  When  the  engine  is  off  you  better  make  a  template  before 
the  old  foundation  is  taken  down. 

Yours  vary  truly. 


Au(i.  22nd,  1899. 

Mess.  Pilling  &  Crane, 



Dear  Slrs- 

The  writer  returned  this  morning  feeling  very  much  benefited 
by  his  vacation,  and  hopes  to  soon  catch  up  with  the  work. 

What  about  the  coal  business?  Do  you  expect  soon  to  have  some 
people  here  to  visit  it,  or  will  you  wait  until  we  get  our  boilers 
burning  the  fine  coal?  What  do  you  hear  from  Hurd?  Mr.  Edison 
asked  me  this  morning,  and  I  could  tell  him  nothing  later  than 
what  Mr.  Pilling  told  us  at  Ocean  Grove. 

Yours  very  truly.  ' 

Replying  to  yours  of  the  25fn,  I  heg  to  state  we  have  no 
printed  form  showing  number  of  men  employed,  but  have  one  v;ritten 
up  every  day,  as  per  copy  herewith  enclosed,  v/hich  please  return  to 
us  as  soon  as  you  have  finished  with  it. 

The  amount  of  drilling  done,  explosives  and  oil  used,  we  obtain 
at  the  end  of  the  month.  Every  time  any  material  was  delivered 
from  store-room,  a  ticket  signed  by  the  foreman  having  charge  of  the 
particular  work,  was  delivered  to  store-keeper,  and  these  tickets  , 
after  the  goods  had  been  delivered,  rare  to  go  to  office,  and  charg¬ 
es  made,  so  that  we  had  a  report,  as  above  stated,  at  the  end  of 
each  month. 

At  the  Hurd  nine,  the  work  so  far  has  been  sinking  the  shaft, 
and  no  system  for  underground  work  has  been  started. 

Trusting  this  will  be  of  some  value  to  you,  we  are 
Very  truly  yours. 


in  the  mean tip 


03  it,  ef>nne<|Mentiv*  mo  work  has  leer!  done 
coept  here  at  the  Laboratory.  Vie  now  propose  to  put  up  a  wall 
speriraental  plant  on  the  Hew  Mexico  property,  ami  later  on  will 
tve  something  to  puMiah. 

Relative  to  the  suggestion  as  to  writing  an  article  covering 
mie  of  the  Incidents  that  happened  during  the  magnet  bio  are 
par at ion  work,  we  prefer  to  have  nothing  further  published  until 
’ter  the  v/orka  ar«  in  operation  again.  We  are  making  every 
■operation  to  start  them  again  next  Spring,  and  after  shipments 

'  ■— % 

resumed,,  we  have  no  objection:1  to  an  article  of  this  sort  being  Bunf 


Sept.  19th,  1099. 

in  3/w?  should '  run  about  2.35  revolutions 

u  1EO0  to  24QQ.  4s  to  the  wiring,  we  will  semi 

ready  to  do  it,  but  we 

.a  new  Wire  to  go  in  wu?t  be  under-writer's 

WlV  ’  7  1,111  thU  «  G00«  lorn  cot  «  memorandum  of  what 

1;:  ;:'  »ded  i'raa  Kr,  ward, 

Hegardin,;  the  ttopQ  a^tha,  we  probably  Qa»  use  thto  on  the  . 
3tiwr  filing*  v;e  expect  to  put  up*  Please  see  that  they  ore 
-nored  where  they  will  be  kept  In  .goad  condition.  Mr.  $aison 
"AyH  t0  put  **  *«*»«*  end  stoop c  on  the  first  two  houses  built, 
and  also  build  the  house  over  the  mill.  We  win  ask  Hr. 

Her ter  to  send  you  a  plan  0f  whpt  is  wanted. 

Rosardlng  the  road  at  Mlam  commencing  at  the  school  house, 
this  road  has  never  been  accepted  by  the  Jownship,  and  under  the 
circumstances,  we  think  the  best  thing  we  can  do  is  to  make  the 
necessary  repairs,  and  not  raise  any  question  about  it. 

ass  Ui'estul  Bide.  > 

r  SB*-.  Cunningham  at  Edis. 

we  bey  tp  state  we  era  waking  .-ill  our  plans  and  arrangements  to 
Pt«'t  early  nan  Spring.  have  hjwi  one  or  <u<r  stnaw  shovels  at 
work  going  through  the  poor  ore,  and  have  reached  with  U  oW  of 
higher  grads.  \fo  ere  »cw  at  work  getting  tho  other  statu  shovel 
in  position,  arid  within  a  'no nth  expect  to  have  it  also  in  higher 

,u  wonc  &jA  JUi:!i,l'5r’  ^  o.X)veot  to  carry  this  force  through  the 
Mr.ter,  so  there  'has  --con  practically  no  change  fren  the  plan  1 
wt  lined  when  X  saw  you  last  in  Philadelphia,  As  stated  to  you  the 
tt  is  a  source  of  great  regret  to  mi  that  our  plant  is  not  In  oper¬ 
ation,  to  cat  the  benefit  of  the  very  high  prices  now  existing.  Wo 
iowover  are  pushing  it  forward  as  fast  as  to  onn  under  the  olrcuni 

PWe  ship  to  Toledo  Fdy.  ft  Jlach.Co.,  Toledo,  Ohio,  all  the 
teoth  l'or*  tM  Victor  shovel  tmUJL^wlil^pay  to  have  repaired,  We 
iiaim  «wo  sets  of  teeth.  Tell  Van  I  have  ordered  at,  extra  sX  So 
«ot  to  delay  the  work.  lb  is  probable  that  on  next  nonday,  we  wi 
have  some  people  from  England  visit  the  mine  with  us,  and  if  it  is 
possible,  would  like  to  have  them  see  the  big  shovol  at  work.  Have 
Van  do  everything  he  can  to  have  it  working  on  that  day. 

Tours  very  truly. 

?.S.  V/hen  you  know  how  many  teeth  will  go  to  be  repaired,  please  I  may  write  the  Toledo  people. 

Oct.  30th,  1899, 

H.  Cunni: 


■emorandum ,  hereafter 

in  cano 

;ead  of  by  the  month, 

could  get  posessi 

employe < 

Yours  very  truly, 

Letterbook,  LM-239 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  October-December  1899.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company,  and 
John  F.  Randolph,  treasurer.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters, 
company  financial  obligations,  equipment,  and  supplies.  Some  items  relate  to 
operations  at  the  Ogden  works  and  the  prospects  of  future  earnings.  A  few 
items  pertain  to  the  Edison  Ore  Milling  Syndicate,  Ltd.  of  London.  The  spine 
is  marked  30."  The  book  contains  500  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Less 
than  5  percent  of  the  book  has  been  filmed. 

Hi-.  H.M.Huwu, 

J>r«wol  Blrt);., 

Philade  lphla ,  Pa. 

My  Bear  Sir- 

I  aw  in  receipt  of  your  telegram  of  the  Sfith  ,  stating  that  He  3 
Fnmk  P.  Howe  and  JI.B.Whlttmn,  will  visit  our  works  at  Edison, 
to-day,  t  have  arranged  with  Mr.  Cunningham  to  show  them  every 
attention,  and  regret  that  owing  to  previous  engagements  I  was 
unable  to  go  to  Edison  to  meet  them, 

We. hope  fcp  he  able  to  have  something  definite  to  write  you  in 
the  com  se  ol  the  next  ten  days  or  two  weeks,  relative  to  our 
starting  up  before  next  Spring.  We  ore  making  all  our  plans  to 
start  along  In  April,  but  if  certain  things  transpire,  will  probably 
be  able  to  get  in  operation  before  then. 

Mr,  Edison  joins  me'  in  extending  kindest  regards. 

Yours  very  truly. 

weather  cornea, 


iible  amount  of  blaatin 



quantity  of  dir 

expense , 

me  know  vrh at  fittings  we  will  need. 
I  will  order  same.  We  will  probabij 

Dear  sir- 

7ou)*a  of  the  30th  fully  noted,  Heearrtinc  Wages,  will  take  uj 
question  when  we  see  you  the  last  of  .this  week, 

P.seardin,:  ginks  in  new  houses*  would  state  we  have  expected 
t  alone  to  put  water  in  ilujr  kitchens,  and  will  c«t  to  this  a 
ie  later  on,  Please  hurry  alone  the  memorandum  0f  repairs 
ssary  on  our  old  houses,  so  wo  may  order  the  material,  and  fie 
work  under  way,. 


•fr  i’fUmoro-  1 

;i5">  IMlsson  would  like  <„ 

your  new  djjiarw-  r  . y0U  Win  recelVG  ai*ranCo 

=iri- -i™™-. 

cii -i  ttl  ,  r,  ’  ',e  Vil1  probal*S'  ^  fro  mice  «<*« 

to  carry  the  1W.  . 

yours  very  truly. 



"SO  "/< v 

i;9flr  nr.  cutting-* 

*  **»  «•  ««  -«£*,  to  '.v.  «l»„,  „  t0 

**'"  t0  rt"'t  tte  •"»■>'  Pfc»t  ta  nation.  a„  „ 

**  *"  *  ’*'*  ’“«*•*•  “X  »<*«  *•»  in  *» 

»  ant.  9*11,1,  alt  U»n  altwatl,*  .MU,  ^  „  „  h„w 

°f  •U"*  *”  «  *111  1,.  to  ,twt 
o-ly  next  w.  *  can  h.,r«y  „et  „  ,„f  tau,  el>M 

fmt  you  my  neat  nstmred  we  wi.13  ret  ti„  _f)..  v 

a.i  ,  Js,  new  Suyerinundeiu,  and  the  writer 

*  “  «*»  “  “l»rt  ♦*  ~m  «k  ta  W«o„.  «* 

*T“*  t0  8  Mn’U^  fmtm  Of  M,  tine  „  „lu  f„„ 

this  tine  on,. 

Relative  to  :,,,  "aeons,  MU  ,.IM  t0  E«  Mi<  ,1[U 
Udiaon  jjlant,  but  HB  Shnj,Pt;  ,,  ,  .  . 

3  “  Xfc*  *i0u  Mmsiioj;  & t  present  e 

?H\  la  on  joins  se  i>-  , 

'  k-ini,fc8t  reenrda  to  your  Uncle 

and  yourself. 

Yours  very  truly. 

'i1'..  i'ro ri  London  is  fully  noted,  /  The  repeater 
nspection  any  time  you  and  your  friends  care 
hope  to  have  «  call  from  you  shortly  niter 

tho  patent ,  w«  made  quite  a  number  of  claims, 
ilia  wed,  v/e  appealed  from  the  decision  on 
local  has  been  sustained,  and  we  understand 
;d  in  a  lew  days  for  practically  all  we 
s  s  hap  in  p  itself  up  no  v/e  can  (*o  ahead  and 
rat- ro  lolly.  Pe  arm  anxious  to  do  this  at  the 

ok  for  SJJB.OO,  fc! 

nit  am  still  holding  it.  ’.’.'ill 

’r'  r‘anrtolph  !salle,!  veater***  the  Ttaird  agreement, 
Unrec  copies) ,  which  we  understand  you  will  have  slcned,  ^  hoM 
«  -'■••lira  is  ready  to  make  one  payment,  at  which  time  the  writer 
will  come  to  Philo.  with  the  securities. 

V/hils  w©  cto  not  v/Atvt  1;o  ^ni-j  t  . , 

*  -  *  a«:  the  aa  >e  time  it 

W0UM  cr0atly  facllitate  0l,r  at  I'd  i  son,  if  are  couM  promptly 

oHa.m  this  money,  *e  shall  eo  ahead  with  the  work  there  so  far 
tne  2-bor  is  concerned,  hut  there  are  quite  a  number  of  items 

tn  the  my  °f  m°rS  sfctps  •  cnrs’  ^tc.etc. ,  for  which  .we  would  like 
to  place  orders,  hut  hardly  like  to  do  so  until  we  have  the  money 

°f  <!°Urfle  W°  lm°*  that  J?r'  rairfl  1B  questionably  good, 
i  f  >'i-  a-ath,  ti.ere  mi.-ht  come  up  complications  in 

QU1*  Ob tfi il) l;hf  mov ' C- 'f  ViVnrir»t‘T  -t  ,  ■» 

■  •*  *■  “*■  ■~'r>  -ause  us  some  inconvenience  in 

case  we  placed  contracts  at  once. 

Plcooc  let  us  know  as  soon  a»  contract  is  signed,  and  we  hope 
-t  i«l.i  ne  arranged  so  "T.-Paird  will  not  wait  the  30  cloys. 

'.ou-p  very  truly. 

Hov.  29th,  1899. 

Mr.  John  ijrant, 

195  Broadway, 

Hew  York  City. 

Dear  Sir- 

Replying  to  yours  of  the  20th  to  Hr.  Edison,  we  beg  to  state 
our  works  at  Edison  will  be  started  early  next  Spring,  and  under 
present  conditions  of  the  market,  we  believe  will  be  very  successful, 
and  that  Ore  Milling  stock  will  be  worth  considerably  more  than  at 

If  you  will  write  me  again  say  in  April  or  May,  I  will  be  glad 
to  give  you  particulars  at  that  time. 

Yours  very  truly. 

y  ■ _ 

189  Fleet  fit., 

London,  35. C„,  England. 

Dear  sirs- 

lettsr  rr“  F-”“pr"  *  « 

ly ;~;a  to  -  **•  «• — .. 

—  :Z7eS'T  ” at  "rt' w «“  -  *» 
-  «.  *. :  7 -  «*  -  - 

ar.  material  to  do  It  with. 

jrou  an"  Ml8°n  **“  the  Wrlt8r  ln  6Xtendin«  t  regards  t 


very  truly. 

“illing  ft  crane  i 


V/a  received  to-day  a  memorandum  of  the  cable  engines  About 
which  we  talked  to  your  Mr.  crane .  V/e  find  that  Hr.  Edison  expects 
to  use  both  of  these  engines  in  connection  with  the  cement  work, 
and  does  not  care  to  sell  them.  However,  ,  he  says  if  you  are 
interested  heavily  enough  in  the  new  mine,  and  would  like  the  use 
of  the  engines  for  six  months  or  so,  he  would  be  glad  to  rent  one  of 
them  to  you  for  a  nominal  price. 

I  beg  to  give  you  below  memorandum  of  the  sizes- 

Diameter  of  cylinder  12" 

"  gear  wheel  and  drum  56" 

"  Pinion  12" 

5,1-2  flange  on  drum. 

Main  drum  37”  x  28  ling 
Driving  shaft  4,1-2" 

Distance  from  center  to  center  of  cylinders  9* 

"  "  cylinder  head  to  shaft  7* 

Dimensions  Catt  .  drum  37,1-2  x  12"  long.  M 

Yours  very  truly. 

n'  •  or. ivin,;  over  the  real  estate  transfers  in  the  paper  yes- 
ioyf  T  noticed  the  deed  from  Mr.  Baldwin  to  myself  was  put  at 
'0  whereas  the  deed  from  me  to  Mr.  Edison  was  for  6500.00. 
il<!  it  not  be  the  samo  as  from  Baldwin  to  myself? 

My  recollection  is  that  when  Mrs.  Mallory  and  myself  signed 
deed,  trunsf erring  the  property  to  Mr.  Edison,  the  amount  was 
filled  in,  but  was  filled  in  later  at  your  office,  that  can  we 
;o  straighten  this  matter  out?  of  course  it  will  be  difficult  t 
reach  Mrs,  Mallory  now,  as  she  is  away,  and  will  not  be  bade  for  a 
ccih/ie  of  months. 

yours  very  truly. 

Letterbook,  LM-240 

This  letterbook  covers  the  period  Februaiy-May  1900.  Most  of  the 
correspondence  is  by  Walter  S.  Mallory,  vice-president  of  the  company,  and 
John  F.  Randolph,  treasurer.  The  letters  deal  mainly  with  personnel  matters, 
the  company’s  financial  obligations,  equipment,  and  supplies.  Some  of  the 
items  concern  operations  and  record  keeping  at  the  Ogden  works.  One  letter 
includes  Edison’s  response  to  criticism  of  the  mill’s  operation.  Some  of  the 
material  relates  to  an  experimental  reheater  of  compressed  air  developed  in 
conjunction  with  the  Ingersoll  Sergeant  Drill  Co.  Other  items  pertain  to  work 
for  the  New  Jersey  Zinc  Co.  A  portion  of  the  company  letterhead  is  affixed  to 
the  front  cover  and  is  inscribed  "Dated  from  Feb  28  1900  to  May  1. 1900."  The 
book  contains  999  numbered  pages  and  an  index.  Approximately  5  percent  of 
the  book  has  been  filmed. 

Edison, H, 

hat  arrangement 

T'y  impress i 


about  the  same 


.here  hy  gravity, 



it  necessary 

pipe  runs 

of  the  store  room,  and  one. 
Brisbane  can  confirm  tais, 

•  oubls 

jker  plant ,  and 
imount  of  water 

enough  fcr  the 
mill  will  regal 
ary  to  provide 

will  be 

'ours  very  truly 

Earch  1,1900, 


)f  the  28th  ult 

ninety  dayg  note  with 


i’lorida,  to  have 



ihortest  possible  t: 


Portland  Cement 

rirarct  Building; 

Replying  Jro  yours  of  the  1st,  relative  to  the  account 
of  $943.39  owing  you  by  this  company,  beg  to  state,  we  have  as  an 
offset  against  this  a  considerable  quantity  of  drilled  steel,  picks 
axes, etc.,  etc.,  which  we  sent  in  the  early  part  of  the  exploration 
work  to  Stewartsville ,  and  other  places ;  also  here  at  Orange,  and  a 
considerable  quantity  of  shafting,  pulleys,  belts,  etc.  used  in  the 
work  here,  for  which  we  have  not  charged  your  company,  waiting  un¬ 
til  the  w ork  was  finished,  and  then  vie  propose  to  render  a  bill  for 
the  difference  between  what  has  been  delivered  and  what  will  be  re- 

iich  will  about  offset  the  charge  you  have  against  us. 
Lf  you  prefer  it ,  wo  will  settle  the  account  you  have 
1  and  render  bills  at  once  for  the  material  supplied  y< 
’or  which  you  pay  us,  and  then  what  goods  are  returned 


sent  back. 

Yours  very  ttf-uly. 

March  2,1900. 

vtr .  v/.  L.  Crandall, 

Repkying  to  yours  of  the  16th  ult.  in  answer  to  our  ad¬ 
vertisement  in  the  American  Grocer,  for  a  Hunger  for  our  new  store 
at  Edison,!*.?..,  beg  to  ask  that  you  will  advise  us  in  detail  as  to 
your  experience  in  this  Particular  line  of  work,  alsa  send  us  the 
names  of  both  busies  and  personal  references. 

We  e^ect  to  open  a  new  store  earl*  in  the  Spring,  and  have 
not  as  yet  decided  upon  our  Manager.  The  store  will  be  located  at 
Edison, K.J.  where  we  employ  about  350  to  400  people,  and  later  on 
probably  will  increase  this  amount.  .  Edison  is  rather  an  unattractn 
place,  there  being  nothing  located  there  except  our  own  works.  It 
is  also  a  new  place;  we  are  just  building  up,  but  there  is  no  store 
within  two  and  a  half  miles. 

We  have  this  past  season  built  fifty  houses  in  addition  to 
some  twenty  or  twenty-five  more  we  already  had,  and  expect  this 
coming  Summer  to  build  fifty  more,  so  that  we  will  have  quite  a 
little  town  within  the  next  twelve  months. 

I*  the  above  does  not  give  you  the  information  you  desire,  - 
will  be  glad  to  answer  any  questions  you  desire  to  ask.  - 

March  5,1900. 

G.  B.  ’V.  Smith,  Purchasing  Agent, 

Central  r.ailroad  of  Mew  Jersey, 

Jersey  City,-:.  J. 

ar  Sir:  — 

V/e  require  at  our  Edison, I:. J.  plant  about  1800  lineal  ft. 
Angle  rail  to  use  in  connection  with  the  new  steal  shovel  which  has 
ast  arrived.  7,'e  can  use  anythin,"  from  fifty  to  sixty-five  lbs.. 

P.ave  you  anything  you  can  offer  us  for  prompt  delivery?  If 
o,  please  send  us  a  memorandum  of  it,  also  quote  us  price  per  ton, 
\o.b.  Edison, M.J. 

V/e  will  be  obliged  if  you  will  let  us  hear  from  you  promptly, 
•s  if  you  cannot  furnish  the  rails,  we  desire  to  obtain  them  outside, 
s  we  want  to  have  the  new  shovel  in  position  to  deliver  ore  to  the 
-ill,  latter  part  of  this  or  the  first  of  next  month. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Enclosed  find  a  recapitulate ''ti  of  tine  work  at  the 
Ogden  cut  for  the  month  of  February,  showing  a  total  cost  per  ton  of 
$23.25,  which  I  am  sure,  will  be  as  disappointing  to  you  as  it  is  to 

me.  You  will  note  that  of  the  total  time  only  about  3E#  was  used 

in  loading,  and  that  the  two  items  of  "waiting"  and  "track  repairs" 
make  up  nearly  one  naif  of  the  total  time.  It  is  very  evident  from 

this  that  it  would  he  necessary  for  us  to  make  as  far  as  possible  the 

changes  in  the  track  at  night,  also  to  provide  cars  and  skips 
enough  to  keep  the  steam  shovels  at  work.  Also  the  stripping,  to  do 
as  much  of  it  as  possible  at  night. 

As  there  will  be  stripping  to  do  both  at  the  Ogden  cut  and 
Davenport  cut,  do  you  think  it  would  save  any  money  if  we  organise 
gangs  to  work  nights  and  arrange  to  dump  the  stripping  in  some  parti¬ 
cular  placq ,  so  it  will  not  go  all  through  the  rocks  that  are  blasted 
out  and  then  used  on  steam  shovels,  to  get  this  dirt  out  of  the  way 

lsed  on  steam  shovels,  to  get  this  dirt  out  of  the  way 
not  loading  rock  to  the  mill.  If  we  do  this,  will  it 
xry  to  arrange  for  some  dump  cars?  My  impression  is  th* 

could  easily  have  paid  for  double 

>  number  of  dump  i 

lich  could  have  been  made  if  we  had  built 

Mess.  W.  J.  carlin  Co., 
Park  Row  Bldg., 

Y/e  are  in  need  of  about  1800  ft.  of  rails,  or  900  ft.  of  track, 
complete  with  Joints  and  bolts,  of  from  50  to  65  lb.  section.  Please 
advise  us  what  you  may  have,  with  price.  You  may  base  your  price 
on  immediate  delivery,  F.O.B.  Edison,  IT. J. 

Very  respectfully  yours. 

Karch  9,1900. 

•  A.  R.  Kopkins, 

140  Exchange  Street 

Replying  to  yours  or  the  7th  +  * 

to  thM  ta.  M1,on  0re  M1111 *-*■  -  -•  ». 

t-t  *.  M1„„  «t,„eth'sc  •  - 

Tho  0„^„y  „p.„ts  lo  reooiye  tM<  ^ 

"  J""y  4  P*”“-  *<»*.,  and  „  lt  tos  '  ' 

■  **-  ‘o  Pa.advid.nda  i„  1  !  “ 


Messrs.  Pilling  &  Crane, 

Girard  Building , 

Phila. ,Pa. 

Dear  Sirs:-- 

\Ve  are  in  receipt  of  yours  of  the  -3th  inst .  and  ceg  to 
confirm  letter  written  you  last  night,  which  we  sent  to  you  hy  Mr. 
Upton,  together  with  the  signed  transfer  from  Hr.  Edison  to  Mr. 
Baird,  covering  ten  of  the  Edison  Phonograph  Works  Bonds,  which  w 
understand  Mr.  Baird  v/ill  turn  over  to  you  as  collateral  security 
covering  your  advance  of  §10,000  to  take  care  oi  the  note  due  to- 
Y/e  understand  that  you  will  get  from  Mr.  Baird  an  order  author  is 
us  to  turn  his  Bond  over  to  you,  so  that  we  may  keep  the  matter 
straight  here  and  in  accordance  with  the  contract. 

We  greatly  appreciate  your  action  in  the  matter.  Will  you 
kindly  advise  us  what  he  has  to  say  recording  the  payment  of  the 
note  due  EoBruary  9.  If  he  will  pay  this  within  the  next  week  or 
days,  it  will  not  Be  necessary  for  us  to  discount  one  of  the  othe 
notes  .possiBly  next  month.  If  he  cannot  pay  it,  we  will  have  to 
one  of  the  other  notes  through.  We,  of  course,  much  prefer  not  t 
discount ,  if  we  can  avoid  it . 


Mar  cli  13,1900, 

which  has  been  for 



icial  mixture 


Oslo  to  decide  as 

would  last  longer  than  chilled 

hardly  tested  1-1 

addition  to 

steel  enough 

decided  opinion 




iy  payments  t< 


at  the.  sometime , 

ileasea,  if  you  think  it 


that  you  take  the 

ihe  releases 

March  17,1900, 

Fear  Sir 


Jtate  I  find 

that  the  three 

28  th, 

ire red 

January  11,  but  in 



our  people  to  cancel  the 

better  in  the  future  for  each 

•tie  material 


be  done 

;isfactory,  and 

I  received  a.  letter  from  Mr.  Mdison  this  morning  from  Florida 
suso  he  asked' me  to  learn  how  the  machinery  in  the  new  Mill  is  running: 
also  uniat  part  ox  it  you  have  in  operation,  a.rid  the  largest  tonnage 
you  have  been  able  to  get  out  up  to  date.  X  hope  to  write  him  early 
next  week,  and  will  be  glad  if  you' will  send  me  this  information,  so 
that  I  may  forward  it  to  him'. 

Yours  very  truly, 

March  24th, 1900. 

Mr.  H.  S.  Gay,Supt. 

Edison ,H.  J. 

Pear  Sir :  — 

I  have  notified  Mr.  Williams  who  has  oharge  of  the  work  for 
us  at  Hurd  Mind,  that  in  case  of  any  break  downB  on  his  machinery, 
if  he  will  send  it  to  us  at  Edison,  we  will  make  the  repairs  on  it, 
oharging  cost,  plus  an  allowance  for  the  use  of  tools;  so  that  if 
any  work  comes  in  from  him,  please  arrange  to  have  it  looked  sifter. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Mr.  Edison  arrived  home  on  Saturday  night  looking  fully 
one  hundred  percent  better  than  when  he  left  for  the  South.  He  is  at 
the  laboratory  this  morning  and  seems  to  be  full  of  energy  and 
business.  We  expect  for  awhile  that  things  will  hum. 

Relative  ti  shipments  made  the  Crane  Iron  Works  of  our  concen¬ 
trates  amounting  to  $2,709.,  we  would  appreciate  it  if  it  could  be 
arranged  so  that  we  could  have  this  amount  to  use  in  some  way,  either 
by  check  or  by  papci  which  we  can  UBe  at  our  bank.  We  will  want  to 
use  this  amount  after  the  first  of  April. 

Trusting  that  you  can  arrange  It  in  some  way  for  us,  we  are 
YotirB  very  truly, 

March  27th, 1900. 

Mr.  H.  S.  Gay,Supt. 

Edison, N.  T . 

Dear  Sir : — 

I  have  gone  over  with  Mr.  EdiBon  the  matter*  of  roofing 
for  the  Ho.  3  Stock  House,  and  he  thinks  that  three  ply  tar  paper 
wiH  answer  the  neoosaary  purposes  for  a  year  or  two;  so  I  have  or¬ 
dered  102  squares  to  cover  75  ft.  of  the  north  end  of  the  building, 
which  please  have  put  on  as  soon  as  received. 

Yours  very  -truly. 

Messrs.  Pilling  &  Crane, 

Girard  Building, 

Phila. ,Pa. 

Dear  Sirs: — 

Tiie  fact  that  we  will  not  get  .  started  at  Edison  until 
sometime  next  month,  wing  to  the  delays  in  receipt  of  castings, 
rcako ;i  it  necessary  for  us  to  provide  for  another  Pay  Roll  in  addi¬ 
tion  to  what  we  had  figured;  so.  it  will  he  necessary  to  use  the-  ’ 
Eebruary  Baird  note  at  our  bank.  Will  you  therefore .please  ash  him 
to  send  us  a  new.  note  dating  it  at  present  and  making  tfce  time  not 
to  exceed  four  months,  so  that  we  may  use  the  same  at  our  hank. 

It  looks  now  as  if  we  will  get  off  somewhere  about  April  10th 

unless  something  unforeseen  comes  up. 

Yours  very  truly, 

March  27th, 1900. 

Mr.  W.  S.  Pilling .Treasurer , 
Girard  Building, 

My  dear  Mr.  Pilling 

"  tave  gone  0Ter  the  Reading  Coal  &  Iron  Company's 
land  matter  with  Mr.  Edison  and  will  he  glad  to  go  with  you  to  Reading 
and  see  Mr.  Broden  any  time  convenient  for  you.  I  think  that  the 
sooner  we  get  at  this  mutter,  the  better,  as  it  will  be  easier  to  get 
it  fixed  now,  rather  than  after  the  Edison  plant  is  in  operation. 

Yours  very  truly. 

March  28th,1900. 

Mr.  W.  1.  Saunders ,' Vice  President, 

The  Ingersoll-Sergeant  Drill  Co., 

Havemeyer  Building, 

New  York  City. 

Dear  Sir: — 

Replying  again  to  yours -.of  the  7th  inst .  relative  to  the 
Re-heater,  we  beg.  to  state  that  Mr.  Edison  has  returned,  and  in  going 
over  Mr.  Dickerson's  report,  says  that  the  re-heater  was  put  to  do 
more  work  at  Jerome  Park  than  he  hod.  intended.  It  should  have  keen 
used  only  in  connection  with  a  couple  of  drills,  then  there  would  not 
have  been  the  trouble  in  clinkering  of  the  coal,  or  the  trouble  with 
the  ashes  getting  into  the  drills.  He  claims  that  the  quantity  and 
velocity  of  the  air  going  through  the  fuel  chamber,  was  entirely  too 
great,  and  that  he  is  surprised  that  the  re-heater  did  nearly  as 
well  Is  Hr.  Dickerson  reports.  He  says  that  under  the  conditions  the 
re-heater  was  used,  it  was  practically  turning  it  into  a  small  blast  : 
furnace  and  making  it  do  several  times  more  work  than  was  intended. 

We  expect  to  start  our  works  at  Edison  about  the  15th  of  next 
month,  and  will  fix  up  the  re-heater,  sending  it  to  Edison,  putting 
it  on  our  lines  there  and  give  it  a  thorough  tost. 

Relative  to  the  shutting  off  of  the  air  when  ^he  re -heater  is 
being  filled  with  fuel,  Mr.  Edison  states  it  is  always  th»  .intention' 

474  S 

^y  s?  /jL* 

March  28th, 1900. 

Mr.  W.l. Saunders  #2. 

to  make  a  hy  pasts  round  the  re-heater,  so  that  the  air,  while  the 
re-heater  was  being  filled,  coulf  go  direct  to  the  drills  not  heated. 
He  gave  Mr.  Dickerson  directions  to  do  this,  and  in  the  first  inst'*'108 
it  was  done;  in  the  second  instance,  for  some  reason  unknown  tio  us, 

Mr.  Dickerson  put  it  directly  in  the  line  without  a  hy  pass,  casuing 
the  trouble  to  which  Mr.  Wise  refers. 

Mr .  Edison  has  returned  from  the  south  very  much  benefitted 
by  his  vacation  and  very  anxious  to  push  the  re-heater  business  to 
a  successful  conclusion  at  the  earliest  possible  moment. 

We  have  been  as.:yet  unable  to  get  the  steel  flexible  tubing. 

Can  you  give  us  any  help  in  the  matter? 

Yours  very  truly. 



March  28th, 1900. 

Messrs.  Dyer, Edmonds  &  Dyer, 

31  Nassau  Street, 

New  York  City.  . 

Dear  Sirs: — 

Replying  to  yours  of  the  2?fch  Inst,  relative  to  the 
foreign  patents  of  the  re-heating  apparatus,  heg  to  state  that  we 
have  requested  Mr.  Randolph  to  forward  you  check  of  the  annual  dues. 

The  re-heater  is  not  as  yet  commercially  working  and  is  still 
in  an  experimental  state.  The  chances  are  that  it  will  not  he  put  on 
the  market  commercially  until  the  latter  part  of  the  Summer,  as  we 
want  to  get  a  thorough  test  at  our  Works  at  Edison,  before  doing 
anything  outside  with  it. 

As  we  understand  the  matter  from  your  letter,  in  -Belgium 
vro  have  one  year  from  the  first  commercial  workings. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Jersey  *  Pea,*,  0o„  ^ 

W.  S.  ^  vlo,  py.^  —  “•*»•  ' 

Orange.N.  J. 

Dear  Sir: _ 

Confirming  your  instructions  t  i,b„  a, 
result  of  tests  or  +  6  k8r®with  to  submit 

tests  of  temperature  of  air  in  Mim  *,  , 

■to“  *»•«■■*  new  t„  operatlna.  ,ySt°"  °f 

.eapeettl  hi™  -  . 

- — « z :  zzrjrr  —  *°  -  -  ~ 

there  any  wind  at  time  of  test.  ?  ^  °*  ^  neither 

where  ZZZZ  T  T  ^  “*  ^  ““  ““  “  — 
are  shown  in  the  following  table 

oe»t.ln,  the  SSM  lnfor»tl.a>  _  J  »“ 

thee  eauge  ”!  P"°°  *”  ’>°118™  WM  83  r“™8=  i  at  earn 

— pr- At  “a  -  **°* — - 

palate  "A"  *  waa  ta,n  “  Ti“  a,  two 

-  eho^ ::  ci  ;  “  **-*  *  -  -  - 

i  1:11  T“*-  w  aeg.  p 

a  6:08  «  ..  55  „ 

"9:10  »  «  f®  " 

Showing  an  increase  of  8  or  9  degrees. 

9 -30  ^  ““  W‘”“  “•  —  -  •«  A,,  «. 

».ou  A.M.  #ad  increased  10  dec-  T+  4 

~ zzzzzz  r 

I3y' ST"  °f  *•  —  —  -  - 

I  especially  call  your  attention  to  the  variations  in  the  auto¬ 
matic  press  valve,  which  certainly  is  not  satisfactory. 

I  was  accompanied  Turing  the  tests  hy  Mr.  w.  Burns  and  Mr.  J. 
Noon,  Mr.  Ward's  assistants,  Both  of  whom  I  have  requested  to  submit 
a  brief  report  on  the  matter. 

Yours  truly, 

(Signed)  H.S.Gay, 

Mr.  Ward 

After  carrying  out  your  order  to  ct&ofully  examine  heating 
system  in  Mill  #1,  I  have  to  report  that  the  general  distribution 
of  boils  is  had,  particularly  on  ground  floor.  This  shown  by  vari¬ 
able  and  insufficient  temperature  at  and  near  shafts  3  Higi  Rools 
elevators.  There  are  not  enough  coils  on  ground  floor,  and  the 
branches  from  mains  to  coild  are  in  many  cases,  considering  the 
length,  too  small  for  exhaust  steam. 

In  several  cases  the  branches  are  taken  from  bottom  of  mains, 
thereby  taking  the  condensation  from  mains  through  radiators.  Thi3 
is  particularly  bad  under  3:  High  Rools t  where  the  only  outlet  for  con¬ 
densed  water  is  through, radiators.  The  drips  from  horizontal  coils 
are  in  several  places  reduced  at  headers  making  traps,  and:; in  one 
case,  header  pitches  wrong  way.; 

At  the  time  temperature , on  enclosed  sheet  was  taken,  building 
had  been  dosed  for  over  1&  Hours.  J There  was  no  wind  and  every  pre¬ 
caution  had  been  taken  to  insure  getting  allthe  heat  possible. 

Temperature  in  #1  Mill;  Boiler  Pressure  72  lbs.  Pipes  12  lbs. 

Time  location  of  Thermometer. 


6:35  3  H.R.  west  end 
n  east  end 
5 :45  Main  shaft ;west  end 
"  " .  east  end 

5 :57  Angle  shaft 

Passage  way;  west  side 

6:07  #18  Con. 

6:08  Root  of  #6  Elev. 

6:22  Tall  end  #25  Con. 

6 :24  West  end  of  counter  shaft  for  29  Con. 

6:33  Intersection  of  18  &  25  Con. 


40  deg 

Machine  west  side 

Mr.  Ward  #2. 

7:15  Blower  floor  line  shaft 

7 :25  West  end  "  "  Blower  floor 

7 :34  West  end  8"  Magnets 

7^:42  Bast  end  counter .  shaft  for  #6  Elev. 

7  :58  Head  of  20 ’ 1/2  "Con. 

a:08  Counter  shaft  for  7  &  13  l/2  Con.fWest 
8:15  "  "  "  "  East 

8:25  Head  of  4  &  5  Elev. 

6:35  Drive  shaft  to  Blower  floor '&  15  Con. 
8:45  Head  of  4  &  5  Con. 

8:55  3  High  Rolls 

Walter  Burns 


I  have  examined  the  steam  heating  system  in  Mill  #1  and  Magnet 
house  under  orders  March  18th, 1900  and  found  the  thermometer  varied 
greatly  on  the  first  floor,  and  would  recommend  the  increasing  of  the 
heating  surface,  particularly  around  the  foot  of  elevator  #6  and 
south  side  of  Magnet  house. 

I  also  object  to  the  use  of  bushings  in  horizontal  branch  tees. 
There  should  be  full  sized  nipples  and  reduced  elbows  to  the  size  of 
the  return  pipes  where  used. 

The  long  circulating  coil  in  center  of  Mill  #1  should  be  carried 
closer  to  the  angle  shaft  and  lower  to  get  the  heat  as  near  the  oil 
pipes  as  possible.  I  would  also  recommend  the  placing  of  a  circu¬ 
lating  coil  of  proper  size  in  the  vicinity  of  elevator  #6,  as  that  is 
a  very  cold  place,  and  no  heat  Somes  from  the  overhead  coils. 

At  the  coil  on  the  southeast  side  of  conveyor  #25,  the  feedpipe 
1-1/2"  ought  to  he  changed  to  2"  pipe-  the  full  size  of  branch  tee. 

The  pressure  regulating  value  at  boiler  #4  ought  .to  hold  the 
pressure  steadily.  It  raised  from  12  pounds  to  17  while  we  were  ex- 
aminlng^the  system. 

At  Cocveyor  #17  and  foot  of  elevator  #5  should  be  a  coll  of 
pipe  of  proper  heating  capacity  to  heat  that  corner. 

On  the  12  inch  Magnet  floor,  there  is  a  piece  of  return  pipe  of 
the  7  pipe  coil  that  is  trapped,  which  ought  to  be  fixed.  The  maih 
pipe  and"  returns  are  large  enough  to  do  the  worfc  required  of  them. 

Mar  oil  28th,  1900  , 

Enclosed  I  herewith  hand  you  a  memorandum 
which  Mr.  Edison  has  handed  me,  relative  to  the  letter  written  after 
your  interview  with  Major  Bent  of  the  Pennsylvania  Steel  Co.  Mr. 
Edison  seems  to  he  quite  exercised  over  the  lack  of  confidence  in 
our  design,  and  is  quite  positive  in  his  belief  that  the  buildings 
are  perfectly  safe  and  suitable  for  our  work. 

You,  of  course,  v;ill  use  your -own  judgment  as  to  whether  you 
will  show  this  memorandum  to  the  Pennsylvania  people. 

Yours  very  truly, 

Mr.  W.  S.  Pilling, Treasurer , 
Pilling  &  Crane, 

Phila. ,Pa. 

ice  in  letter  from  Pilling  that  Penna,  Steel  Co.  says  our 
construction  is  too  light,  use  words  "theoretical"  etc.  Now  this  may 
:onfidence  fcfl  our  people  in  what  we  are  doing.  X  want  to 

:  are  calculating  every- 

shake  the  confidence  our  people  in  what  we  are  doing.  I  want  to 
say  that  it  does  us  a  very  great  injustice;  we  are  calculating  every¬ 
thing  to  produce  our  buildings  as  cheap  as  possible  and  still  be 
safe.  We  have  submitted  our  plans  to  Burr,  who  the  Penna.  Steel 
people  said  was  the  best  authority  and  he  pronounces  them  all  right 
for  the  purpose  we  use  them  for.  We  have  also  compared  them  with 
aimiliar  structures  put  up  by  the  Berlin  Bridge  Co.  and  Ritter  & 
Conley,  and  find  that  we  are  fully  as  strong  as  they,  and  in  some 
instances  stronger. 

How  comes  it  that  a  concern  in  Connecticut  buy  their  steel 
from  the  Steel  Co.  and  put  up  buildings  in  competition,  if  it  is  not 
due  to  the  fact  that  they  do  not  put  a  pound  of  steel  in  that  is  un¬ 
necessary.  A  steel  Company  is  debauched  by  a  wealth  of  material 
which  does  not  breed  enonomy. 


March  28th, 1900. 

Jj.  Saunders ,Vloe  President, 

The  Inger soil -Sergeant  Drill  Co., 

Havemeyer  Building, 

We  have  received  an  inquiry  from  one  of  Mr.  Edison’s 
friends,  ashing  permission  to  present  our  re-heater  to  the  Metro¬ 
politan  people,  and  before  answering  it,  Mr.  Edison  thought  that  we 
better  make  inquiry  of  you  as  to  what  you  had  done  in  this  matter; 
also  whether  you  preferred  to  take  up  this  matter  with  them  or  have 
a  third  party  do  so. 

Mr.  Edison  feels  confident  that  if  the  re-heater  is  made  of 
large  enough  capaoity,  so  that  the  air  will  go  through  slowly,  there 
will  be  no  trouble  whatever  from  burning  out  or  from  ashes.  Our 
experimental  work  here  goes  to  show  that  this  !*•  oo- 

As  stated  in  previous  letter,  he  fee.  .  V  the  2 ••rows  Pj.r’c 
ttst  was  not  a  fair  one,  and  it  was  a  good  litv-  •£«■  -  to  -100  i| 

H.P.  out  of  a  100  H.P.  boiler  by  forced  dratt. 


;iii  \  i 



March  29th, 1900. 

Mr .  3 .  G .  Burns , 

Dolores , 

New  Mexico. 

My  dear  Burns : — 

Mr.  Joseph  Lawrence  writes  that  he  is  One  of  a 
Syndicate  who  are  investigating  a  property  known  as  the  "San  Ramon" 
Gold  Mine  at  Guerrero  .Province  of  Chihuahua, Mexico ;  the  owner  of  it 
helng  Mr.  J.  Howard  Purman,  who  is  now  in  London.  The  Syndicate 
will'  send'  out  Mr.  J.  M.  Bumup  with  Mr.  Purman  to  investigate  the 
matter,  and  Mr.  Lawrenoe  would  like  you  to  join  them  and  give  him  a 
personal  report  stating  whether  in  your  judgment  it  is  a  safe  and 
good  investment  for  him.  I  have  cabled  Mr.  Lawrence  that  we  would 
try  and  arrange  so  that  you  could  go,  and  wish  you  would  take  the 
matter  up  with  the  Galle3tio  people,  and  see  whether  you  can  arrange 
to  get  off  for  a  couple  of  weeks  ,  telegraphing  me  here  what  you 
learn,  also  what  fee.  you  would  require  for  the  examination.  Mr. 
Lawrence,  of  course,  paying  your  expenses. 

Please  give  this  matter  your  prompt  attention,  as  Messrs. 
Burnup  and  Purman  are  now  on  the  Ocean.  If  you  can  arrange  to  go 

Yours  very  truly. 


Mr.  J.  B.  Tonking , Supt . , 

Mew  Jersey  Zinc  Co. 

In  our  opinion  the  greater  height  of  your  Elevator  over  |j] 

those  employed  hy  us  puts  a  considerably  greater  weight  on  the  rope, 
and  this  excess  is  the  prohahle  cause  of  the  shortening  of  the  life 
of  the  Ropes.  Our  ropes  have  run  over  three  months  and  show  no  sign 
of  any  wires  breaking.  ,j 

You  can  probably  reduce  the  speed  of  elevator  to  50  feet  per^ 
minute  by  changing  a  pulley  and  this  will  cause  elevator  to  probably 

run  three  times  longer  than  it  would  at  150  feet  per  minute.  We  have  | 

one  elevator  that  handles  70  tons  per  hour,  running  at  50  ft.  per  _ f' 
minute,  which  is  the  same  kind  as  yours.  We  strongly  advise  this  chan*| 
of  speed.  This  will  give  you  time  to  order  rope  and  get  ready  to  put 
in  new  rope.  We  think,  ordinary  19  strand  steel  hoisting  rope  will  ^ 
run  about  two  thirds  as  long  as  the  special  rope;  or  you  will  probably | 
have  time  to  order  the  special  rope.  U| 

With  enough  men  and  rope  splicers ,  the  change  can  be  made  in  ; 
48  to  60  hours,  depending  entirely  how  the  men  are  handles  and  the  M 
appliances  used. 

We  have  always  calculated  that  the  rope  should  last  one  year , 


March  29th, 1900. 

Mr.  J.  B.  Ton&ing  #2. 

and  think  ours  will,  hut  the  greater  height  and  extra  weight  of  you) 
elevator  has  evidently  strained  the  rope  too  much,  and  the  only  way 
we  believe,  is  to  lighten  the  buckets  and  bottam  wheel. 

Tf  you  desire,  we  will  get  out  a  plan  for  lightening  the 
buokets  and  other  devices  to  diminish  the  weight,  and  then  you  can 
change  gradually,  so  that  under  your  conditions,  v/e  think  the  rope 
will  last  one  year. 

Yours  very  truly, 

April  2nd, 1900. 

?£r .  Van  Mater, 

c/o  Derby  Lead  Co., 

Elvin ,Mo . 

K y  dear  Sir : — 

The  question  has  recently  come  up  id  regard  to  the 
method  of  handling  the  ore  at  your  old  Mill;  that  is,  whether  it  was 
passed  through  the  Bryer,  then  went  to  the  screens,  the  overs  return¬ 
ing  and  being  mixed  with  fresh  quantities  of  wet  or  damp  material, 
and  then  going  through  the  Dryer  a  second  time.  We  have,  written  Hr. 
Touting,  who  has  replied  that  the  material  at  present  does  not  go 
through  the  Dryer  the  second  time. 

Both  Mr.  Edison  and  the  writer  remember  distinctly  the  con¬ 
versation  we  had  with  Mr.  Courtright  when  the  Drya,  was  first  put 
up,  and  you  were  having  trouble  in  getting  the  material  to  the 
proper  degree  of  dryness.  It  was  suggested  that  you  return  the 
overs  from  the  screens,  mixing  it  with  the  wet  ore;  then  they  would 
both  go  through  the  Dryer  together,  and  we  both  are  of  the  opinion 
that  this  was  done  at  that  time.  Will  you  Mindly  advise  us  whether 
v/e  are  correct? 

We  are  ashing  for  the  information  to  use  in  a  reference  case 
on  one  of  our  patent  applications. 

Thanking  you  in  advance  for  your  reply,  we  are 
Tnnrs  varv  truly. 

April  3rd, 1900. 

Mr.  James  B.Tonking, 

Supt.  New  Jersey  Zinc  Co., 

;  Franklin  Furnace ,N.J. 

Dear  Sir:-- 

•-»  ,  Since  writing  you,  I  have  reoeived  Mr.  Herter's  full 
report  and  a  sample  of  rope,  and  as  far  as  I  can  see  the  injury  to 
the  rope  is  due  to  not  placing.. the  clamps  on  right,  so  the  long  slot 
bucket  holder  could  go  over  the  pulley  without  the  pin  bottoming  and 
giving  the  ropfe.  a  bad  Btretch.  Owing  to  great  height  of  Elevator,  I 
think  the  next  time  new  ropes  are  put  on, the  bottom  wheel  and  some 
of  the  buckets  should  be  lightened;  also  the  clanqps  should  be  polish¬ 
ed,  as  we  do  all  of  ours.  We  called  your  attention  in  a  letter, 
after  inspecting  some  of  your  clamps,  that  they  were  rough.  The 
object  of  having  them  smooth  is  that  the  fibre  shall  slide  in  the 
clamp  and  not  slide  on  the  rope.  Inspection  of  the  rope  shows  that 
some  have  slid  on  the  rope  and  the  sand  has  worn  the  wires  down  one 
third,  and  in  these  worn  places  wires  have  broken. 

I  think  it  would  have  been  a  good  idea  to  have  accepted  the 
offer  made  you  several  times ,  that  we  were  always  ready  to  give  you 
the  benefit  of  our  experience  and  to  have  asked  us  for  a  man  who 
knew  all  the  joints  of  the  Elevator,  to  he  present  when  it  was  erect¬ 

Yours  very  truly. 

Messrs .  Pilling  &  Crane, 

Cirard  Building, 

Philadelphia  ,P< 

We  are  in  receipt  of  yours  of  the  31st  inst.  enclosing 
letter  from  Mr.  Broden,  -which  we  have  noted.  Have  you  any  objection 
to  out  talcing  the  matter  up  direct  -with  him,  trying  to  arrange  an  in¬ 
terview  with  Mr.  Baer?  We  propose  to  write  him  that  Mr.  Edison  has 
written  a  letter,  stating  just  what  he  desires;  out  there  are  some 
things  which  can  be  better  explained  personally,  and  for  that  reason 
would  like  very  much  to  have  an  interview  with  Mr.  Baer,  also  that 
we  are  willing  to  come  any  time  he  may  name. 

If  this  is  agreeable  to  you,  we  will  write  him  later. 

Yours  very  truly, 



Aprii  6th ,1900. 

Vr.  Joseph  E.  Tonkins, Supt. 

Sew  .Jersey  Zinc  Co., 

Franklin  Furnace ,E.  J. 

hear  Sir: — 

I  do  not  think  the  Roebling  people  are  in  a  position  to 
advise  you  about  the  rope.  They  have  never  had  the  same  conditions 
to  contend  with  and  when  we  went  to  them  they  could  not  advise  us;  X 
then  tried  a  great  number  of  experiments.  One  experiment  was  the 
running  Eo,  4  Elevator  with  crucible  steel,  19  wire  strand  by  a  motor 
for  seven  weeks  ,  10  hours  per  day.  This  elevator  continuously  carried 
700  tors  per  hour ; during  the  whole  of  the  experiment  the  ore  de¬ 
livered  at.  the  ton,  dropped  down  a  chute  hack  into  bottom  of  elevator 
and  ihvu  trtr.  uo  fcn*  elevator  again.— There  were  many  breaks  in  the 

.1  than  r.Urrrar.  up  :i  wheels  with  very  small  diameter  and  tried 
every  -ope  RoehUus  made,  except  Tiller  rope,  and  found  that  under 
iw.  frjjite,  our  special  rope  we  use  in  elevators  stood  longer 

Regarding  the  reduction  of . speed  to  50-  I  think  my  point  is 
well  taken;  the  weight  of  50  buckets  and  bottom  wheels  being  one  side 
of  elevator,  is  18500  lbs.,  whereas  if  you  are  running  100  tend  per 
hour,  the  total  ore  in  the  50  buckets  will  only  he  1843  lbs.  running 

April  6th, 1900, 

and  the  number  of  bends  per  minute 

Regarding  the  time  of  changing  buckets . -  Ii 

it  will  take  a  deal  of  time 

open  the 

elevator  and  take  a  dozen  off  simultaneously,  and  also  put  them  back. 
It  xtakse  a.  great  deal  of  difference  how  you  do  a  thing. 

As  soon  an  I  get  the  drawings  for  changed  bucket,  will  send  yoi 
a  copy.  V/*  are  also  going  to  make  some  and  try  them. 

Yours  very  truly, 

April  17th ,19 00, 

I  have  been 

resting;  for  the  past  week,  I  find  the  enclosed  letter  from  Mr. 
Jurns  ,  which  kindly  return  as  soon  as  you  have  noted  it. 

Also  learn  that  Messrs.  Burnup  and  Eunnan  called  here  and  sav 
ter.  liaison,  while  I  was  absent,  and  they  will  probably  call  on  Mr. 
Burns  cn  thel.r  way  South,  and  it  is  more  than  probable  they  will 
be  able  to  arrange  for  him  to  go.  1  have  written  Mr.  Burns  again 
requesting  that  he  make  every  effort  to  comply  with  your  wishes. 

us  machinery  running  in  Crusher  plant  at  Edison 
inti  3.1  has  been  running  to-day,  and  we  will  run  it 
rithout  putting  any  ore  in.  The  balance  of  the 
ipproftching  completion,  and  it  will  not  be  very 
i!  have  it  in  full  operation.  It  has  been  very 
;he  necessary  material  to  complete'our  work,  and 
3een  compelled  to  make  a  great  many  of  our  castings 

The  delays  have  been  more  than  annoying 

allowed  the  question  of  price  to  interfere  where  we 





April  21sjr.  ,1900. 

April  21st, 1900. 

Mr.  H.  S.  Gay  #3. 
of  Pay  Roll  as  proved. 

A  summary  of  all  supplied  distributed  from  the  Store  Room 
should  be  made  each  month,  and  shown  under  proper  head  in  like 
manner  to  the  above ,viz : 

Hines-  '  Operating 

Crusher  Plant  Operating 

So  also  with  Coal,  Oil  and  Lumber. 

In  order  to  arrive  at  the  oil  used  during  the  month  from  the 
pipe  lines— If  a  careful  inventory  is  taken  May  1st  of  quantity  in 
Oil  House  plus  quantity  put  in  during  the  month,-minus  inventory 
of  quantity  on  hand  first  of  next  month,  will  give  quantity  used 
during  the  month  just  ended. 

At  this  office  all  we  will  require  is  the  total  gallons  and  cost 
o?  same;  but  at  your  end,  you  should  keep  track  of  the  several  kinds 
at  their  prices,  as  there  are  different  gaadeB  and  prices.  Should 
there  be  any  new  Construction  work  like  putting  up  new  buildings 
either  residence  or  Mill  buildings  or  anything  to  increase  the 
value  of  the  plant,  the  labor  or  material  used  for  same,  should  w 
be  classified  on  this  Report  as  "Construction1' ,  specifying  kind. 

If  this  is  not  entirely  clear,  or  if  you  have  any  suggestion 

April  21st, 1900, 

to  mate  whereby  we  can  arrive  at  the  desired  informati. 
he  pleased  to  hear  from  you. 

Yours  very  truly, 

April  23rd, 19 00, 


We  send  you  by  express  the  log  hooks  covering  Mill 
No.  1,  Crusher  plant  and  Brisker.  Please  see  that  these  are 
put  in  use  as  soon  as  the  Mills  start  in  operation. 

I  want  you  to  keep  up  the  same  system  as  we  had  before ,  covering 
the  log  hooks  and  the  Crusher  plant,  Kill  No.  1  and  Bricker  plant 
in  connection  with  the  ledger ,  which  I  send  with  the  log  hooks . 

On  Saturday  night  I  learned  that  Prank  Boligho  is  looking  for  j 
a  position;  perhaps  you  can  make  an  arrangement  with  him  to  take 

up  his  former  work,  which  would  he  an  advantage,  because  he  under¬ 

stands  it 

Do  not  fail  to  get  the  blank  hooks  for  the  Inspect! 

Yours  very  truly, 


April  23rd ,1900. 

Edison, H.  J. 

Dear  Sii 

Yours  very  truly; 

April  23rd, 1900, 



April  23rd, 1900, 

Edison  Portland  Cement  Co 

Philadelphia, Pa, 

In  talking  with  Mr.  Edison  to-day  about  the  contract 

lsylvania  Steel  Company,  f  dr  the  erection  of  buildings 

aade  the  statement  that  my  understanding  of  the  contract 

that  tin-  material  is  to  be  billed  to  this  Company  at  a  fixed  pri< 

lb . :  and  the  15/£  is  to  be  added  to  the  actual  cost  of  labor 

iluding,  of  course  ,  all  proper  proportion  of  the  general  expense 

and  that 

operating  the  shop,  freights 

set  ion  costs 

15>  is  not  added  to  the  price  of  material.  Please  advise  whether 

understanding  of  the  matter  al 

the  contract  before  thq 

anxious  t< 

Kr.  Edison 


finally  closed,  and  as  soon  as  it  is  received,  trust 



.1  forward  a  copy  of  it 

Yours  very  truly. 

April  23rd ,19 00. 

1'essrs.  billing  &  Crane, 

Girard  Building, 

Phi lade Iphi a , Pa . 

Gentlemen : — 

Please  make  our  order  for  coal  as  follows,  which  is  to 
stand  until  further  orders 
8  cars  per  week  Bituminous  coal 
3  cars  "  "  Ho.  2  Buckwheat  or  Rice 

1  uar  "  .  "  Ho.  1  Buckwheat 

V'e  want  the  Ho.  2  Buckwheat  for  our  Bricker  Ovens,  as  we  find 
we  can  keep  a  more  even  temperature  with  this  size  of  coal,  than 
with  the  larger  size;  and  as  we  will  require  a  lower  temperature 
this  time,  than  when  we  ran  Before,  we  trust  that  you  will  he  able 
to  get.  this  quality  for  us,  as  it  will  make  our  Briquettes  much  more 
uniform  than  with  the  larger  size. 

Vje  trust  that  you  will  Be  able  to  get  these  shipments  to  us 
regularly  and  promptly.  This  order  supersedes  previous  orders; 

But  the  order  given  you  on  Thursday  last  for  eight  or  ten  cars  ext 
Bituminous  coal,  is  still  effective. 

Yours  very  truly, 

»/.  .r,  toying  Mottor  lot  or  ltourton.  pollolo,,a 

««*  »»•  «  «»  Itournnco,, 
went  to  Edison ,  and  went  through  the  plant  without  a  Demlt  from 

Col.  Wood-;  and  whoever  showed  him  through,  gave  him  informat Wnot 

correct.  Please  arrange 

Insurance  repre¬ 

sentative  is  permitted  to  go  through  the  plant  without  an  order  from 
either  Col.  Wood  or  us  at  Orange.  Also  do  not  give  out  any  more 
blue  prints  of  the  plant,  but  refer  the  asker  to  Col.  Wood,  who 
always  -has  a  supply  on  hand. 

X  wish  you  would  also  arrange  in  case  Insurance  representatives 
call,  who  have  letters  from  Col.  Wood  or  ourselves ;  that  in  ease 
you  yourself  cannot  show  them  through  the  plant,  that  you  get  some¬ 
one  to  do  it  who  is  posted;  as  the  cancelling  of  policies  and  taking 
out  new  ones,  causes  us  a  great  deal  of  trouble  and  annoyance,  and 
makes  it  hard  to  keep  the  full  amount  of  insurance  that  we  desire. 

Yours  very  truly,  J 

April  30th,  1900, 

In  re  weekly  report. 

Mr.  W.  S.  Mallory, 

Vice  President. 

Dear  Sir:—. 

Regarding  the  progress  of  the  work  at  the  mill  site,  I 
beg  to  report  as  follows;  for  the  week  ending  April  28th: 


Saturday,  April  21st.  The  mill  siding  was  connected 
to  the  D.  L.  &  w.  R.  R.  in  the  morning  and  cars  of  freight  were 
received  at  the  new  elevation  in  the  afternoon.  Received  cast  iron 
pipe  for  culverts. 

Force-143  men,  26  teams  and  18  horses, 

Monday,  April  23rd.  Commenced  the  R.  R.  fill  on  the 
Cline  property.  Prepared  Oil  House  foundation  and  began  to  lay 
cast  iron  pipe  under  R.  R.  banks.  Continued  work  on  Clinb  prop¬ 

Force-170  men,  26  teams  and  20  horses. 

Tuesday,  April  24th.  Commenced  work  on  the  R.  R.  grade 
on  the  quarry  property.  Graded  behind  Machine  Shop  for  surface 
drainage  and  switch  track,  laid  rail  on  Machine  Shop  and  mill 

Force-173  men,  26  teams  and  16  horses. 

Wednesday,  **  26th.  Finish.*  ^  „„  ^ 

““  "  th8  ^  »*  -***  »  Portly  ™  „th 

orce-154  men,  18  teams  and  12  horses. 

Thursday,  April  26th.  The  switch  to  Machine  Shop  n  placed 
ond  rail,  laid  „  the  corner  or  the  mill  site,  sh.d  lor  corn,, 
gated  iron  finished. 

Force-176  men,  16  teams  and  14  horsesi 
WMuy,  April  27th.  arad,  finished  on  quarry  property  to 
a  point  where  the.  out  is  sir  feet  de.p-erc.y.tion  made  ror  the 
abutments  to  th.  Olin.  Ian.  bridg.:  B.u  U11  J.  ,s.  ^  ^ 
Dereraer  and  Thatcher  fields, 

Force-160  men,  25  teams  and  20  horses, 

Saturday,  iprll  28th.  Te^orary  crusher  is  being  put  in 
Place,  hump  cure  nr.  being  set  „p.  Ihe  rrsme  or  the  oil  House 
is  up.  Freight  cars  are  being  shifted  end  pieced  by  the  locomo¬ 
tive.  Bail  is  being  laid  on  Thatcher  property.  Hat.rial  is  being 
placed  for  Cline  lane  abutments. 

Decreased  force, 


Ve  are  now  at  the  stage  of  the  work  where, very  little 
show  can  be  made  in  a  day,  but  I  consider  that  we  are  making 
good  progress. 

We  have  the  piping  completed  and  have  had  steam  up-  gat¬ 
ing  the  piping  and  running  the  engim  for  about  twqhoura.  The  ' 
locomotive  supply  tank  is  up  and  water  in  it. 

We  are  fitting  up  a  store-rgom  60  X  J.4*  in  end  -of 
erecting  shop  and  also  putting  drawers  and  shelves  in  topi -room. 
The  foundation  is  in  for  dynamo  and  as  soon  f*s  the  armature  is 
returned  from  Orange,  the  wiring  can  go  on. 

Several  of  the  machines  have  not  arrived  yet,  which 
we  need  badly,  particularly  the  crane.  We  have  had  a  Blacksmith 

at  work  in  the  sbep  n 

t  for  some  time, who  sharpens  all  the  drills 

for  the  rock  work,  besides  doing  the  job  work  necessary  to  fitting 
and  erecting  a  plant. 

We  are  fitting  up  the  12.  dump  cars,  for  which  skips 
were  bought  from  Dickson  Hfg.  Co.  and  trucks  from  Bloomsburg 
Car  Co.,  also  the  skip  cars  that  have  arrived. 

Machine  Shop  and  general  utility  force  at  work.  Bight 
Mechanics,  one  locomotive  engineer,  two  steam  fitters  and  helpers, 
two  riggers, twenty  five  common  laborers. 

The  work  in  general  is  going  along  smoothly  and  we  expect  to 
have  the  big  shovel  at  work  in  a  week  to  ten  days,  and  the 
rook  stocVunder  way.  I  have  four  contractors  figuring -on  Masonry 
and  excavations. 

Respectfully  submit tgdj 

April  30th, 1900, 


>rsoll -Sergeant  Drill  Co, 

yer  Building, 

New  York  Citj 

John  Hammond 

South  Africa 

ne  day  last  week,  he  told  Mr.  Edison  of  some  automatii 
sharpening  drill  rod,  and  Mr.  Edison  failed  to  ask  hii 



would  he  obliged  if  yi 

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Leves  that  it  would  be 

forks  at  Edii 


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Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas 
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Rochester  Gas  and  Electric 

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